French Agency for Environment and Energy Management (ADEME) published positive opinion on bioplastic bags

2019-11-29T13:35:52+01:0029 November 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In many EU Member States the political process that led to the Single-use Plastics Directive has initiated dynamic debates around bioplastics. This is also the case in France, where the national parliament is currently discussing a draft law on anti-waste and circular economy. Amongst other possible instruments, the draft also includes restrictions against plastic bags.However, [...]

EUBP Conference 2019: when the entire bioplastics industry meets in Berlin

2019-11-29T10:59:35+01:0029 November 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

2019 has once again been an exciting year for bioplastics and the whole industry involved. On 3/4 December, key representatives of all relevant stakeholder groups along the value chain of bioplastics will come together in Berlin to celebrate the 14th annual European Bioplastics Conference. During the two-day event, participants will be able to listen [...]

Creating a green solution for bioplastics logistics security

2019-11-29T10:56:26+01:0029 November 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Bioplastics operate at the forefront of modern green businesses, but the security systems put in place to protect businesses in the industry are often at odds with the inherent environmental advocacy of degradable plastics. According to a study published by the UK’s University of Surrey, burglar alarms and CCTV often have a surprisingly high [...]

The Corbion case: a multi-stakeholder initiative driving sustainability in the cane sugar sector in Thailand

2019-11-29T10:55:10+01:0029 November 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Sugarcane plants growing at field The Dutch company Corbion is a manufacturer of lactic acid and lactic acid derivatives, emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins, and algae ingredients. Part of the company’s key sustainability initiatives is the responsible sourcing initiative. It aims to create a sustainable supply chain for its agricultural raw [...]

Member portrait: Toro Gips S.L.

2019-11-29T10:54:33+01:0029 November 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Catrin Claver, Head of Marketing & Communication at Toro Gips S.L. In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin we present five facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Ms. Catrin Claver, Head of Marketing & Communication at Toro Gips S.L., shares some information on the broad range of possibilities that [...]

News in brief: November 2019

2019-11-29T10:53:40+01:0029 November 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Novamont starts construction of a demo plant for the production of FDCA Novamont has announced a 10 million-euro investment programme, as part of the expansion and diversification of its production plant in Terni (Italy), for the construction of a demonstration plant dedicated to a new monomer of vegetable origin derived from sugars (2.5 furandicarboxylic [...]

K2019 Recap: Bioplastics industry at the core of interest

2019-10-31T14:15:25+01:0031 October 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Impression from K2019 featuring Total Corbion PLA, Novamont, Sukano, IKT, FKuR, Aimplas, BASF, Mitsubishi Chemicals After eight days (16 until 23 October) packed with major events, smaller dialogue forums and even more bilateral discussions, the leading global trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry closed its doors in Düsseldorf. With approx. [...]

Total Corbion’s new plant in Thailand produces low carbon footprint PLA

2019-10-31T14:02:56+01:0031 October 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

François de Bie, Senior Marketing Director at Total Corbion PLA In September 2019, Total Corbion PLA, a 50/50 joint venture between Total and Corbion, officially inaugurated its 75,000 tons per year PLA (Poly Lactic Acid) bioplastics plant in Rayong, Thailand. The new facility produces a broad range of Luminy® PLA resins from [...]

New German Packaging Law: European Bioplastics demands complete implementation

2019-10-31T14:12:50+01:0031 October 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Bioplastics are a key driver for new developments in the plastic industry. The innovative materials play a key role in the transition to a circular economy, where fossil raw materials are substituted by renewable resources, and resource efficiency is at the forefront. The new German Packaging Law (VerpackG), which only came into effect in [...]

Join the Pipe: Dutch start-up attacks plastic pollution with tap water in stylish Bio PE bottles

2019-10-31T13:43:58+01:0031 October 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

How can people be tempted to drink tap water instead of spring water out of single use bottles in order to help reducing plastic waste? The Amsterdam based disruptive innovator Join the Pipe has the answer and used it for a very successful and at the same time sustainable development project. By installing bottle [...]