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Bioplastics are an important part of the EU Roadmap for a Strategy on Plastics

At the end of January 2017, the European Commission published their Roadmap for a Strategy on Plastics. François de Bie, Chairman of European Bioplastics, welcomed the Roadmap and said in a statement: “An EU Plastics Strategy is needed to drive continued change in the plastics industry towards an innovative, sustainable, and resource-efficient economy”. “The [...]

28 February 2017|

Survey on the perception of bio-based plastics – We want to hear what you think!

European Bioplastics (EUBP), the European association representing the bioplastics industry in Europe, is conducting a survey amongst the plastics industry and other related stakeholder groups on the perception of bio-based plastics. EUBP wants to learn more about the perceived strengths, opportunities, challenges, and hurdles of bio-based plastics to unfold their full environmental, economic, and [...]

28 February 2017|

Member portrait: AIMPLAS

In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, José Antonio Costa, Managing Director of AIMPLAS, shares some information about the non-profit research association located in Valencia, Spain. 5 facts about AIMPLAS, Valencia, Spain José Antonio Costa, Managing Director, AIMPLAS 20 [...]

28 February 2017|

New blends for home-compostable films and packaging

Home-compostable bag made from Bio-Flex FX1803 (c) FKuR, 2017 The bioplastics specialist FKuR has developed new Bio-Flex blends for the production of thin films which will biodegrade completely in garden compost at low, variable temperatures. Most of the new compounds meet the requirements of Article 75 of the French Energy Transition Law [...]

28 February 2017|

News in brief – February 2017

Latest market trends on bio-based building blocks released by nova-Institute: According to the latest market study by the nova-Institute on “Bio-based Building Blocks and Polymers – Global Capacities and Trends 2016 – 2021”, production capacities for bio-based polymers worldwide continue to grow despite difficult market environments. With 6.6 million tonnes production capacities in 2016, [...]

28 February 2017|

New report by New Plastics Economy initiative calls for more compostable plastic packaging

At the 2017 World Economic Forum in Davos the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the New Plastics Economy initiative presented their new report “The New Plastics Economy – Catalysing Action”. The report provides a set of concrete actions to drive the transition towards a new plastics economy. The report follows the recommendations of the 2016 [...]

31 January 2017|

Stronger support for the bioplastics industry in Europe

Corbion, BIOTEC, and Sphere step up as Supporting Members of European Bioplastics European Bioplastics is happy to announce that three of their members, Corbion, BIOTEC, and Sphere step up as Supporting Members of European Bioplastics (EUBP) in 2017. All three companies have been members of EUBP for many years. Their stronger commitment is an [...]

31 January 2017|

Member portrait: AGRANA Starch

Bettina Fliesser, Sales Manager Bioplastics, AGRANA In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, Bettina Fliesser, Sales Manager Bioplastics at AGRANA, shares some information about the Austrian producer of starch and starch-based bioplastics. 5 facts about AGRANA Starch, Gmuend, Austria [...]

31 January 2017|

OWS expert statement on biodegradable mulch films

Biodegradable mulch films have been available on the market for more than 15 years, backed by solid scientific and technical knowledge, and meeting a high level of acceptance among European farmers growing fruits and vegetables. They play an essential role in modern agriculture as they deliver positive agronomical effects such as increasing yield, improving [...]

31 January 2017|

European Parliament breakfast on biodegradable plastics

On 25 January 2017, at the crossroads of several important dossiers and initiatives concerning the Circular Economy Package, Margrete Auken, Member of European Parliament, hosted a breakfast debate on ‘Clarifying biodegradable plastics and how to put them to proper use’. MEP Auken welcomed a delegation of the Congress’ of the Philippines Ecology Committee – [...]

31 January 2017|