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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. [...]

EUBP raises concerns over biased EASAC report on bio-based and biodegradable plastics

2020-03-18T17:39:56+01:0018 March 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 18 March 2020 – “If we wanted to condense the gist of the report, we could say that EASAC discourages all the innovations that appear in the industrial sector currently dominated by fossil-based plastics”, says François de Bie, Chairman of European Bioplastics (EUBP) in response to the report ‘Packaging plastic in the circular [...]

New Circular Economy Action Plan: no circular economy without bioeconomy

2020-03-20T15:14:26+01:0013 March 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 13 March 2020 – “European Bioplastics (EUBP) welcomes the new Circular Economy Action Plan (nCEAP). It’s an ambitious step forward to transform Europe into a circular economy”, says François de Bie, Chairman of European Bioplastics. “As EUBP, we especially endorse the European Commission’s (EC) commitment to support the ‘sustainable and circular bio-based sector [...]

Compostable plastics break down in less than 22 days in real life industrial composting

2020-03-13T10:07:33+01:0019 February 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 20 February 2020 – A recent study by Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Netherlands, analysed the fate of compostable packaging products in a full- scale industrial organic waste treatment facility. The results show that the tested EN13432 certified products break down within a maximum of 22 days. The project was commissioned by the [...]

Europe’s new “Circular Economy Action Plan” needs to link bioeconomy and circular economy

2020-01-31T13:19:47+01:0031 January 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On 11 December 2019, the European Commission (EC) published the long-awaited Communication on the European Green Deal, which highlights the new EU leadership’s climate and sustainability ambitions. Amongst others, the Commission foresees the adaption of a new Industrial Strategy closely linked to a new Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP). “This action plan marks Europe’s [...]

Why it is so important to differentiate between fossil-based conventional plastics, the use of bio-based feedstock and the property of biodegradability?

2020-01-31T14:04:22+01:0031 January 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

There is no doubt: we use too much plastic, and the plastic waste, which is littered in the environment, on land, or in the seas, has a negative impact on nature and all living beings. Therefore, the bioplastics industry not only agrees, but also actively supports the demand for a major change in our [...]

14th European Bioplastics Conference – On the pulse of the bioplastics industry

2020-01-13T09:22:18+01:0013 December 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 16 December 2019 – The 14th European Bioplastics Conference took place on 3 and 4 of this month. Once again, the event lived up to its reputation as the leading business and networking platform for the global bioplastics industry. The event, with a strong focus on growth and innovation, was sold-out and brought together [...]

European Green Deal: Bioplastics to play a crucial role in making the deal become reality

2019-12-13T14:36:05+01:0013 December 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 13 December 2019 – European Bioplastics (EUBP), the association representing the interests of the bioplastics industry, welcomes the communication on the European Green Deal, which was recently published by the EU Commission. “This roadmap marks Europe’s way to become a resource-efficient and competitive economy with zero net green house gas emissions by 2050. [...]