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Guidance on single-use plastics directive: European Commission to stick to its timeline

2020-05-25T16:01:50+02:0030 April 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Almost a year has passed since the European Parliament and the European Council adopted the Single-use Plastics Directive (SUPD) in summer 2019. In order to comply with the SUPD, Member States (MS) have two years to bring into force the necessary laws, regulations and administrative provisions. Now, with the deadline ending on 3 July [...]

After the Covid-19 crisis: Europe’s economic recovery will be Green

2020-04-30T15:35:42+02:0030 April 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Covid-19 is said to have caused the greatest crisis after WW II, having a massive impact not only on European citizens and businesses, but on the people around the entire globe. In the European Union (EU) Member States have individually taken security measures to protect their citizens. These measures also focus on the exchange [...]

Member portrait: TÜV Austria Belgium

2020-04-30T15:34:54+02:0030 April 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Philippe Dewolfs, Manager Bioplastics Certification, TÜV Austria Belgium In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present five facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Philippe Dewolfs, Manager Bioplastics Certification, shares some interesting insights on his company. 5 facts about TÜV Austria Belgium, Belgium TÜV AUSTRIA, a leading, impartial and [...]

News in brief: April 2020

2020-04-30T15:34:34+02:0030 April 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

15th European Bioplastics Conference: call for papers This year’s European Bioplastics Conference will take place on the 1/2 December 2020 at the Trend Hotel Savoyen in Vienna, Austria. The conference’s 15th edition will focus on the latest innovations in bioplastics as well as on environmental aspects and opportunities for growth in the bio-based plastics [...]

New French Circular Economy Law brings substantial changes

2020-03-31T10:28:38+02:0031 March 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On 10 February 2020, the French law on fighting waste and the circular economy was enacted after months of discussions between the National Assembly and the Senate. The law contributes to the framework set out by the 2004 French Environmental Charter, and transposes provisions of several related EU regulations. Read in the following a [...]

Member portrait: Novamont S.p.A.

2020-04-02T08:53:14+02:0024 March 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Catia Bastioli, CEO of Novamont S.p.A. In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin we present five facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Catia Bastioli, CEO of Novamont S.p.A., shares some interesting insights on her company. 5 facts about Novamont S.p.A., Italy Novamont is an Italian pioneer company of the [...]

News in brief: February 2020

2020-03-24T16:09:11+01:0024 March 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Automotive Bioplastic: The Future of Modern Cars? Reducing CO2 emission and fuel consumption by decreasing a vehicle’s weight is the most significant objective and foremost challenge of the automotive industry today. Biomaterials are heralded as a good match contributing to this goal. Bio-based plastics comprise of varied range of materials such as mass commodity [...]

Survey by Novamont and Nielsen analyses perception of plastic packaging by Italian consumers

2020-03-31T11:12:44+02:0024 March 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Last January, at the MARCA 2020 in Bologna, Novamont, together with Nielsen, the global measurement and data analytics company, presented a survey on the perception of plastic packaging by Italian consumers. The survey includes a set of very interesting findings: According to the survey, in general, 64% of Italian consumers are increasingly anxious about [...]

Study by Wageningen University shows compostable plastics break down in less than 22 days in real life industrial composting

2020-03-24T15:42:58+01:0024 March 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A recent study by Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Netherlands, analysed the fate of compostable packaging products in a Dutch full-scale industrial organic waste treatment facility. The independent research results confirm what producers of biodegradable and compostable plastics have been saying for a long time. The different tested EN13432 certified products broke down within [...]

UK: WRAP published new guidelines for use of compostable plastic packaging

2020-03-31T11:01:59+02:0024 March 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

WRAP, a not for profit organisation, which leads the UK Plastics Pact, has recently published a new guidance to help businesses make informed choices when considering the use of compostable packaging. The document clarifies what compostable plastics packaging is, outlines current waste management practices and identifies key applications and opportunities within the existing infrastructure. [...]