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European Bioplastics Conference confirms bioplastics make significant contributions to the European Union’s ambitious climate goals

2021-12-06T08:36:23+01:003 December 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 6 December 2021 – At the 16th annual European Bioplastics (EUBP) Conference, which took place from 30 November to 1 December in Berlin, industry experts discussed the role of bioplastics within the European Green Deal. The conference discussions confirmed that bioplastics make significant contributions to help achieving the European Union’s ambitious climate goals [...]

Global bioplastics production will more than triple within the next five years

2021-12-01T07:30:55+01:001 December 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 1 December 2021 – European Bioplastics presented today at the 16th EUBP Conference a very positive outlook for the global bioplastics industry. Production is set to more than triple over the next five years according to market data which was compiled in cooperation with the nova-Institute (Hürth, Germany).   “The importance of a more than 200 percent growth rate within the next five years cannot be overstated. Before 2026, the share of bioplastics in the total global production of plastics will pass the two [...]

Bio-based coalition criticizes EU methodology for LCAs favouring fossil-based over bio-based plastics

2021-11-29T23:55:18+01:0029 November 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 30 November 2021 – In June, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission (EC) published its methodology for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) comparing the environmental impact of fossil-based to bio-based feedstocks for plastics production. “Together with other bio-based industries, we support LCAs as a valuable instrument to measure environmental sustainability. Unfortunately, the approach of the JRC in this study lacks important elements that are crucial for a fair, comparative assessment of bio-based and fossil-based plastics. As a result, it clearly favours conventional plastics made from fossil resources”, comments Hasso von Pogrell, Managing Director of European Bioplastics (EUBP).  Over the past [...]

Revision of PPWD puts key legislation for plastics industry on the spotlight

2021-10-29T14:13:08+02:0029 October 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

At the end of last year, the European Commission has started to revise the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD) and its Essential Requirements. After the implementation of the Single-use Plastics Directive (SUPD) which came into effect in July, this revision could mean additional far-reaching changes for the whole plastics industry. In a three-month [...]

The importance of clustering for innovations and the transition to a circular bioeconomy

2021-10-29T14:12:27+02:0029 October 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Screenshot of speakers (and moderators) during the workshop on “Upcycling bioplastics from food & drink packaging”, 20 October 2021 © PRESERVE, upPE-T, UPLIFT On 20 October 2021, the EU projects PRESERVE, UPLIFT, and upPE-T held a joint workshop with around 160 participants to introduce their initiatives on upcycling bioplastics to a wider audience [...]

Member portrait: SIBUR

2021-10-29T14:12:00+02:0029 October 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In each issue of the Bioplastics Newsletter, we present some facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Sergey Kurilov, Head of new projects of SIBUR, shares some interesting insights on his company.  5 facts about SIBUR, Russia   SIBUR is the largest integrated petrochemicals company in Russia and one of the fastest-growing companies in the global petrochemicals industry. The Group sells its petrochemical products on the [...]

News from the members: October 2021

2021-10-29T14:11:28+02:0029 October 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Tetra Pak expands production of plant-based coatings for aseptic cartons to North America As demand for sustainable packaging continues to grow, Tetra Pak has expanded production of aseptic cartons made with sugarcane-based polyethylene (PE) coatings to their Denton, Texas converting plant. The cartons incorporating plant-based PE will come with a plant-based cap, also derived from sugarcane. The plant-based PE coating offers [...]

News in brief: October 2021

2021-10-29T14:10:40+02:0029 October 2021|Tags: , , , |

Italy’s plastic tax postponed again under new budget plans Italy’s planned plastic tax, which was get off the ground in 2020 and aims at promoting a reduction of single-use plastics, has faced a series of delays. The Italian Government refers to economic factors connected to the pandemic to justify the delay. The tax on [...]

Implementation of the Single-use Plastics Directive or how to create a legislative hotchpotch

2021-10-08T10:38:55+02:0030 September 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Source: European Commission Read in the following an article by Katharina Hinse, Environmental Affairs Manager at European Bioplastics (EUBP).   I thought plastic straws, plastic cutlery, and EPS take-away boxes were banned this summer. So why do I still find them everywhere? Well, as always, it’s complicated: Even though the Directive (EU 2019/904) [...]

Not registered yet? Get your ticket now and don’t miss out on our line-up of speakers!

2021-09-30T13:23:44+02:0030 September 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The 16th European Bioplastics Conference is approaching with great strides, and we are excited to welcome you on 30 November and 1 December 2021 in Berlin or online. The hybrid format of this year’s event will allow you to either join in person at the MOA Hotel Berlin, offering fantastic networking opportunities, or comfortably log-in [...]

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