Biased interpretation of EEA study on biodegradable and compostable plastics draws wrong image of immature consumer

2020-09-30T16:50:08+02:0030 September 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The European Environment Agency (EEA) recently published its new report “Biodegradable and compostable plastics – challenges and opportunities”. The report highlights many positive aspects of biodegradable and compostable plastics. Unfortunately, its interpretation in several media outlets focused exclusively on the few critical assumptions the report makes regarding consumer perception. This resulted in a distorted [...]

Member portrait: Ingevity UK Ltd.

2020-09-30T16:48:52+02:0030 September 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Anthony Maher, Development Technologist at Ingevity In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present some facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Anthony Maher, Development Technologist at Ingevity, shares some interesting insights on his company. 4 facts about Ingevity UK Ltd., United Kingdom Ingevity provides specialty chemicals, high-performance [...]

Total Corbion builds Europe’s first world-scale PLA plant

2020-09-30T16:47:54+02:0030 September 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

View of the site in Grandpuits, France where Total Corbion PLA intends to build its second Luminy PLA plant with a capacity ramping up to 100,000 tons per annum. Total Corbion PLA recently announced the construction of its second world-scale PLA plant which will produce up to 100,000 tons annually. The plant [...]

News from the members: September 2020

2020-09-30T16:45:28+02:0030 September 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

PSI and Danimer Scientific to create bio-based, home compostable film packaging EUBP member Plastic Suppliers, Inc. (PSI), a global manufacturer of biopolymer EarthFirstÒ PLA barrier and non-barrier sealant films, recently announced the cooperation agreement with Danimer Scientific, a leading developer and manufacturer of biodegradable materials. Together they will create bio-based, home compostable films. PSI [...]

News in brief: September 2020

2020-09-30T16:44:40+02:0030 September 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

15th EUBP Conference: Registration Kick-Off Week now open – Secure your tickets and save up to 175 Euros The special ticket sale is now open for registration until 4 October. Early bookers can save up to 175 Euros. Click here to register Having changed to a virtual format for this year, the annual European [...]

Essential Requirements for Packaging should consider benefits of bioplastics

2020-08-31T16:36:38+02:0031 August 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The European Commission (EC) is currently revising the Essential Requirements for Packaging as part of the amendment of the EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD). They relate to the manufacturing and composition of packaging, its reusable and recoverable nature as well as to the minimization of hazardous materials. These requirements, and the associated [...]

News in brief: July/August 2020

2020-08-31T17:11:58+02:0031 August 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

15th European Bioplastics Conference goes virtual In response to the on-going Corona pandemic, European Bioplastics (EUBP) decided to make this year’s EUBP Conference a virtual happening. The online format enables us to go new ways in discussing bioplastics. It will focus on the latest innovations as well as on environmental aspects and opportunities for [...]

News from the members: July/August 2020

2020-08-31T15:46:21+02:0031 August 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

BASF will publish carbon footprints for 45,000 products BASF will release data on the carbon footprints of its entire portfolio of approximately 45,000 products by the end of 2021, as it seeks to help customers measure and reduce emissions through the supply chain. The chemicals major says the calculated footprints for each product will [...]

Member portrait: United Biopolymers S.A.

2020-08-31T15:33:31+02:0031 August 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

António Mendes Ferreira, CEO of United Biopolymers S.A. In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present five facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, António Mendes Ferreira, CEO of United Biopolymers S.A., shares some interesting insights on his company. 5 facts about United Biopolymers S.A., Portugal United Biopolymers is [...]

Bioplastics Week 2020 successfully drives digital conversation

2020-08-31T15:15:05+02:0031 August 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

It was already for the sixth time that the annual Bioplastics Week opened its virtual gates. During 17 and 21 August 2020, the social media campaign aimed at increasing visibility for bioplastics by driving digital conversations. The activities were coordinated by the Plastics Industry Association’s (PLASTICS) Bioplastic Division. The campaign used social media posts [...]

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