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Restriction of PFAS in products and materials certified with the Seedling Logo

2021-10-14T10:32:46+02:0014 October 2021|Tags: , , , |

Due to the rising public concerns about per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in packaging, especially food packaging, European Bioplastics has decided to ensure that products and materials certified with the Seedling logo do not contain any of these substances, nor that PFAS have been used during the production process. From now on, all certificate [...]

The debate: biodegradable and compostable plastic bags

2019-05-23T14:08:11+02:0023 May 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hofer’s certified compostable shopping bag with the seedling logo (c) VictorGroup In April, the University of Plymouth published the study "Environmental deterioration of biodegradable, oxo-biodegradable, compostable, and conventional plastic carrier bags in the sea, soil, and open-air over a 3-year period". Days after the publication, European Bioplastics released a press release stating [...]

Belgium

2019-03-25T11:06:44+01:0011 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inhabitants: 11,3 mio Area: 30,528 km2 NATIONAL WASTE SYSTEM - GENERAL LEGISLATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE Authorities for waste management and organic waste management (if different), and key contacts: Belgium is divided in three autonomous regions: Flanders (FLA), Wallonia (WAL) and Brussels (BRU). As waste management is a regional authority, each of these regions have their own [...]

Finland

2019-03-25T11:06:10+01:0010 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inhabitants: 5,5 mio Area: 338,424 km2 NATIONAL WASTE SYSTEM - GENERAL LEGISLATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE Authorities for waste management and organic waste management (if different), and key contacts: Ministry of the Environment (YM) Environmental Protection Department/Sustainable Materials Economy Ari Seppänen, Counsellor, e-mail: ari.seppanen@ym.fi, phone: +358 295 250 266 Finnish association for biological waste treatment: http://www.biolaitosyhdistys.fi/ Speaker Christoph [...]

France

2019-03-25T11:05:47+01:009 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inhabitants: 67,0 mio Area: 643.801 km2 NATIONAL WASTE SYSTEM - GENERAL LEGISLATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE Authorities for waste management and organic waste management (if different), and key contacts: The Policy maker is The Ministry of Environment. Waste management is shared between municipalities and private companies (like Suez or Veolia for instance). For those, the local Mayor [...]

Germany

2019-03-25T11:05:10+01:008 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inhabitants: 82,2 mio Area: 357,376 km2 NATIONAL WASTE SYSTEM - GENERAL LEGISLATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE Authorities for waste management and organic waste management (if different), and key contacts: German Federal Environmental Protection Agency (Umweltbundesamt) and German Federal Ministry for the Environment (Bundesumweltministerium) Group of organic waste management in the Bundesumweltministerium Dr. Claus-Gerhard Bergs, Referat WA III [...]

Italy

2019-03-25T11:04:26+01:007 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

(Update pending) Inhabitants: 60,6 mio Area: 301,338 km2 NATIONAL WASTE SYSTEM - GENERAL LEGISLATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE Authorities for waste management and organic waste management (if different), and key contacts: CIC – Consorzio Italiano Compostatori Share of organic waste collected separately (latest available figures): In 2010, about 38 % of household waste was separately collected [...]

The Netherlands

2019-03-25T11:03:29+01:006 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

(Update pending) Inhabitants: 17,2 mio Area: 41,543 km2 NATIONAL WASTE SYSTEM - GENERAL LEGISLATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE Authorities for waste management and organic waste management (if different), and key contacts: Nedvang in Rotterdam; info@nedvang.nl Share of organic waste collected separately (latest available figures): No information. Regulations for organic waste collection rates applied in the country [...]

Poland

2019-03-25T11:02:43+01:005 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inhabitants: 38,5 mio Area: 312,679 km2 NATIONAL WASTE SYSTEM - GENERAL LEGISLATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE Authorities for waste management and organic waste management (if different), and key contacts: Polish Ministry of the Environment, Department of Waste Management Phone: (+48 22) 36-92-262 E-mail: Departament.Gospodarki.Odpadami@mos.gov.pl There used to be a national and public waste research institute in [...]

Spain

2019-03-25T11:02:00+01:004 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inhabitants: 46,4 mio Area: 505,990 km2 NATIONAL WASTE SYSTEM - GENERAL LEGISLATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE Authorities for waste management and organic waste management (if different), and key contacts: At the national level, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment (MAPAMA). Key contact person: Mª José Delgado Alfaro - Deputy director General for Waste. [...]

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