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Compostable coffee capsules (in the context of the PPWR)

2023-04-20T15:26:05+02:0020 April 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Open the document Europe is currently the world’s largest coffee market, accounting for 32% of global coffee consumption. As such, single-serve coffee capsules have become increasingly popular with billions of them consumed yearly in the EU. Their production numbers also reflect this, having increased almost fourfold from 2018 to 2022, with Europe as [...]

EU Policy Framework on biobased, biodegradable and compostable plastics

2023-04-20T15:26:36+02:0020 April 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Open the document In 2022, the European Commission adopted a policy framework on the sourcing, labelling and use of biobased plastics, and the use of biodegradable and compostable plastics. The policy framework was announced in the European Green Deal, Circular Economy Action Plan, and Plastics Strategy with the aim to contribute to a [...]

Compostable plastics and their contribution to soil health

2023-04-20T15:28:09+02:0020 April 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Open the document Compostable plastics evidently help to increase the quality and volumes of separately collected organic waste, which in turn is used to produce high-quality compost that is crucial for healthier and more resilient soils. By bringing more carbon-rich compost back to the soil, compostable plastics help to rebuild soil organic matter [...]

Towards an accurate accounting for carbon from biomass in the Product Environmental Footprint

2023-04-20T15:28:52+02:0019 April 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Open the document Biobased products are products wholly or partly derived from renewable materials of biological origin (i.e. from plants, crops, trees, algae and biological waste). These products are used in a wide range of applications, such as energy, textile, plastics, pharmaceuticals, hygiene, food and many more. Ideally, biobased products are circular by [...]

Biodegradable plastics do not cause persistent microplastics

2023-04-20T15:29:17+02:0019 April 2023|Tags: , , , , , , |

Open the document Microplastics and their potential environmental and health impacts have been of growing concern in recent years. Everything, including every material originated in or produced by nature, will eventually abrade or degrade. This is just as much true for plants that will turn into humus, as it is for mountains and [...]

EUBA position on the JRC LCA Methodology

2023-04-20T15:30:10+02:0019 April 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Open the document The final methodology for life cycle assessment (LCA) of alternative feedstock for plastics production clearly and structurally favours fossil-based over biobased plastics, and so undermines many of the deliverables set out by the European Green Deal. This is wildly at odds with the EU’s commitment towards reducing dependency on fossil-carbon [...]

Plastics Strategy – contribution of bioplastics to a sustainable circular plastics economy

2023-04-20T15:30:36+02:0019 April 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Open the document On 16 January 2018, the European Commission published its Communication ‘A European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy’, meant to be an ambitious step towards making the European plastics system more resource-efficient and to drive the change from a linear to a circular system. Bioplastics provide crucial impulses for [...]

Bioplastics and the circular economy

2023-04-20T15:31:06+02:0019 April 2023|Tags: , , , , , , |

Open the document European Bioplastics (EUBP) welcomes the transition away from a linear to a circular economy, whilst urging legislators to consider measures, which accelerate the sustainable development of Europe’s bio-economy by promoting the use of biobased products and the separate collection of biowaste when revising the draft Circular Economy Package and Action [...]

Biodegradable plastics in the single-use context

2023-04-20T15:31:31+02:0019 April 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Open the document On 28 May 2018, the European Commission presented a proposal for a Directive on the reduction of the impact of certain single-use plastic (SUP) products on the environment. The proposal is part of a wider framework of policy initiatives in the European Union aimed at reducing plastic waste and particularly [...]