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Two new team members in the Brussels office

2023-07-10T15:28:24+02:0010 July 2023|Tags: , , , , |

The open house day of June 5 was the occasion to officially introduce the new EUBP staff members, Julie Pieters, EU Policy Affairs Officer, and Marion Thérage, Communications Manager, who both joined the team on 1 May. They joined the Brussels office, led by Roberto Ferrigno, Head of EU Affairs, since 1 February 2023. [...]

PPWR: Where are we at now?

2023-07-10T14:06:36+02:0010 July 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Second from right, Roberto Ferrigno, Head of Public Affairs at EUBP The Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) has been a very important file for a lot of industries, and the polymers industry in particular, as a lot of packaging is indeed today made of plastics. It is with no surprise that [...]

RCI study debunking competition between food and feedstock

2023-07-10T14:07:20+02:0010 July 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A new publication by the Renewable Carbon Initiative challenges the commonly held belief that using food and feed crops for bio-based materials is detrimental to food security. Against the backdrop of a global hunger crisis, the paper argues that the biomass debate is flawed, subjective, and lacks sufficient evidence. It suggests that other factors [...]

Member Portrait: Coexpan

2023-07-11T09:25:30+02:0010 July 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Walter Turci, Innotech Director and Coexpan R&D Director Every month, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This time, Walter Turci, Innotech Director and Coexpan R&D Director, shares some interesting insights on his company. 5 facts about Coexpan, Spain Coexpan, the rigid packaging business unit of Grupo Lantero, is [...]

Open house in Brussels

2023-07-10T16:53:16+02:0010 July 2023|Tags: , |

The Brussels office officially opened its doors to the public on 5 June for its open-house day. Members, staff, fellow trade associations as well as EU officials were present to discover the Brussels office, and network on a sunny Monday afternoon.   For the occasion, the office was decorated in orange and white, celebrating [...]

HARMONITOR survey on sustainability certification

2023-07-10T14:03:39+02:0010 July 2023|Tags: , , , , |

HARMONITOR is conducting a survey on the effectiveness and robustness of sustainability certification schemes and labels (CSL’s) that have been integrated in the supply chains of biobased products in the EU. The objective of the survey is to inform on the potential and challenges for these certifications to become a co-regulation policy instrument in [...]

Sustainability Framework survey

2023-06-01T13:48:53+02:001 June 2023|Tags: , , |

The BIOPLASTICS-EU project would like to invite you to take part in a survey to explore what impact the current plastic industry may have on sustainability, and what opportunities can be explored in the future.   This study contributes to a larger project “BIO-PLASTICS Europe”, led by Professor Walter Leal (Project Coordinator) at HAW Hamburg, [...]