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New Circular Economy Action Plan: circular economy needs bioeconomy to be successful

2020-03-31T11:39:41+02:0031 March 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

After the publication of its European Green Deal (Annex) in early December last year, the European Commission (EC) recently issued one of the deal’s key deliverables: the new Circular Economy Action Plan (nCEAP). Amongst several other crucial elements, whose publication was scheduled for March, the nCEAP is of special significance for the bioplastics industry. [...]

News in brief: March 2020

2020-03-31T12:36:44+02:0031 March 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Corona Virus: interpack 2020 postponed Messe Düsseldorf is postponing the leading international trade fair interpack. It is now scheduled to take place from 25 February to 3 March 2021. In doing so, Messe Düsseldorf is following the recommendation of the crisis management team of the German Federal Government to take into account the principles [...]

Member portrait: ProfiKomp Environmental Technologies Inc. (ProfiKomp)

2020-01-31T13:17:39+01:0031 January 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dr. Aleksza László, CEO of ProfiKomp Environmental Technologies Inc. (ProfiKomp) In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin we present five facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Dr. Aleksza László, CEO of ProfiKomp, shares some interesting insights on his company. 5 facts about ProfiKomp Environmental Technologies Inc., Hungary ProfiKomp Group [...]

News in brief: January 2020

2020-01-31T13:14:36+01:0031 January 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

SETAC organizes course on biodegradation assessment of polymers As part of its 30th annual meeting (3-7 May 2020) in Dublin, Ireland, the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) will organize a training course entitled “TC12 - Regulatory Applicability of Guidelines for Testing Biodegradability of Microplastics and Polymers with an Emphasis on ISO Standards”. [...]

Bioplastics industry with a crucial role in implementing the European Green Deal

2019-12-18T15:25:28+01:0018 December 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On 11 December 2019, the European Commission published the long-awaited Communication on the European Green Deal, which highlights the new EU leadership’s climate and sustainability ambitions. This includes ambitious measures directly tackling green house gas emissions reduction targets, carbon pricing and the decarbonisation of the energy system. Besides, the Commission foresees the adaption of [...]

Implementation of Single-Use Plastic Directive – No quick-fire shots when identifying substitutes for single-use plastic products

2019-12-18T15:25:10+01:0018 December 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Since the entry into force of the Single-use Plastic Directive (SUP) in July of this year, the precise implementation of the new EU regulation is flanked by many question marks. In particular, a big question remains with regard to the ‘more sustainable material alternatives’, which potentially will substitute the plastic elements in the products [...]

New Market Data 2019: Bioplastics industry continues dynamic grow over the next five years

2019-12-18T15:24:51+01:0018 December 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Global Production Capacities 2018-2024 According to the recently published new market data 2019, the global bioplastics industry will continue to grow dynamically. “In an increasingly environmentally conscious context, the global market for bioplastics is predicted to grow by more than 15 percent over the next five years“, says Hasso von Pogrell, Managing [...]

EUBP Conference 2019 in Berlin: Bioplastics became talk of the town for two days

2019-12-18T15:24:33+01:0018 December 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Opening speech by François de Bie, Chairman of European During 3/4 December, already for the 14th time, the European Bioplastics Conference opened its doors in Berlin bringing together 400 senior executives from across the bioplastics value chain. The participants included brands, policy makers, academia, producers and NGOs. After another year of innovations, [...]

Member portrait: Pujing Chemical Industry CO., Ltd (PJCHEM)

2019-12-18T15:23:47+01:0018 December 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Dr. Yang Ji, Vice General Manager at Pujing Chemical Industry CO., Ltd (PJCHEM) In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin we present five facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Dr. Yang Ji, Vice General Manager at PJCHEM, shares some interesting insights on his company. 5 facts about Pujing Chemical [...]

News in brief: Dezember 2019

2019-12-18T15:23:18+01:0018 December 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

EUBP Job vacancy: EU Regulatory Affairs Officer in Brussels (full time) We are currently looking for a Brussels-based full-time EU Regulatory Affairs Officer, who will support our regulatory affairs unit and working group. The Regulatory Affairs Officer will acquire, assess, distil, and disseminate relevant information to members covering all areas of legislative interests. This [...]