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News from the members: June 2022

2022-06-30T17:46:57+02:0030 June 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The advantages of compostable bioplastics for the circular economy TotalEnergies Corbion published a report on PLA compostability entitled “The advantages of compostable bioplastics for the circular economy”. The report advises on product design for compostable packaging when it contributes to the diversion of biowaste from landfill or incineration, the reduction of the biowaste stream [...]

News in brief: June 2022

2022-06-30T16:37:12+02:0030 June 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Chemical recycling: ‘A small but significant part of addressing the plastics puzzle’ Chemical recycling may not be a perfect solution to the plastic waste problem, but in certain scenarios, it’s the best answer we have. Ignacio Gavilan, sustainability director at The Consumer Goods Forum, tells us more. Unlike mechanical recycling, chemical recycling changes the [...]

Member portrait: Rosiro Group BV

2022-05-31T16:08:31+02:0031 May 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, Robert de Jong, CEO at Rosiro Group BV, shares some interesting insights on his company and the Solinatra brand. 5 facts about Solinatra, a brand of Rosiro Group BV, Netherlands Formed in 2020, in [...]

Policy news: May 2022

2022-05-31T16:07:29+02:0031 May 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Existing certification schemes to inspire EU plan for carbon removals The European Commission’s proposal to regulate the Union’s carbon removals market will be based on existing verification and certification schemes. It will further aim to create a common method in order to bring more transparency to the opaque sector, an EU official explained. The [...]

News from the members: May 2022

2022-05-31T16:06:02+02:0031 May 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berry Superfos and Neste equip Tchibo with bio-based coffee capsules for Qbo brand German coffee producer Tchibo is introducing a bio-based capsule for its Qbo brand made 70% from second-generation renewable raw materials. Coffee capsules are becoming more popular around the world. However, the downside is the environmental footprint they have by generating a [...]

Forthcoming EU policy framework on bio-based, biodegradable and compostable plastics

2022-03-31T16:13:42+02:0031 March 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Forthcoming EU policy framework on bio-based, biodegradable and compostable plastics With the public consultation phase now closed, the forthcoming EU policy framework on bio-based, biodegradable and compostable plastics is nearing completion and is expected to be adopted in the second quarter of 2022. It is a crucial piece of legislation for the bioplastics industry, and [...]

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 [...]