Biowaste management remains untapped potential for the European Union

2020-07-01T09:47:46+02:0030 June 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A report recently published by the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) and Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) shows that with only 16% of the biowaste potential being used, the biowaste management still remains an untapped potential for the European Union to further transition to a Circular Economy. Both organizations jointly produced a first-of-its-kind report estimating the [...]

Study shows benefit of using compostable biowaste bags for quality of compost

2020-07-01T09:37:24+02:0030 June 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Witzenhausen Institute and the University of Bayreuth conducted a very interesting study, analysing the compost of several German industrial composting facilities for possible plastic content deriving from compostable biowaste bags. The field study concluded that compostable bags, certified according to the European standard EN 13432, do not pose any challenges to the quality of the compost. During the research project, the results of which were published in the May edition (05/2020, in German) of the German trade magazine „Müll und Abfall“, the scientists analysed a total of 30 samples and [...]

Member portrait: HAJDÚFÖLD-AGRÁRGAZDASÁG Ltd.

2020-07-06T13:31:17+02:0030 June 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Istvan Somogyi, Director, HAJDÚFÖLD-AGRÁRGAZDASÁG Ltd. In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present four facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Istvan Somogyi, Director of HAJDÚFÖLD-AGRÁRGAZDASÁG Ltd., shares some interesting insights on his company.  5 facts about HAJDÚFÖLD-AGRÁRGAZDASÁG Ltd., Hungary  Our company is a Hungarian agricultural company with a history of more than 50 years. As a result of the [...]

News in brief: June 2020

2020-06-30T13:30:55+02:0030 June 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

European Bioplastics appoints new Head of EU Affairs in Brussels  European Bioplastics announced the appointment of Joanna Dupont-Inglis as new Head of European Affairs. She assumed her position on 1 June 2020 and will be based in Brussels.  “With her broad experience in the bioeconomy, we are very happy to have Joanna on board. EUBP has been [...]

EU study lacks acknowledging benefits of compostable packaging

2020-05-29T13:53:35+02:0029 May 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In the course of implementing the European Strategy for Plastics, so far, the European Commission (EC) initiated a remarkable number of research studies. The recently published study on the ‘Relevance of biodegradable and compostable plastic products in a circular economy’ ranks amongst the most important ones for the bioplastics industry. It aims at contributing [...]

Major beverage producers join pioneer project with bio-based plastic bottles

2020-05-29T13:24:03+02:0029 May 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Paper bottle with PEF prototypeSource: Avantium Last week, The Guardian reported on an interesting project, which has a great potential to revolutionize the beverage industry. The Dutch renewable chemicals company Avantium developed a bio-based plastic bottle made from PEF, which could substitute the conventional plastic bottles made from fossil resources. The bioplastic [...]

Member portrait: TIPA Ltd.

2020-06-02T08:42:59+02:0029 May 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Daphna Nissenbaum, CEO & Co-Founder, TIPA Ltd. In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present four facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Daphna Nissenbaum, CEO & Co-Founder of TIPA, shares some interesting insights on her company. 4 facts about TIPA Ltd., Israel TIPA® films and laminates address the [...]

News in brief: May 2020

2020-05-29T13:21:47+02:0029 May 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Sales for plastic packaging to increase Global functional additive sales for plastic packaging are forecast to grow during 2020–25 at an annual average rate of 5.3% to approximately $2.3 billion from $1.7 billion in 2019, whilst global barrier coating sales for plastic packaging are forecast to grow during 2020–25 at an annual average rate [...]

Guidance on single-use plastics directive: European Commission to stick to its timeline

2020-05-25T16:01:50+02:0030 April 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Almost a year has passed since the European Parliament and the European Council adopted the Single-use Plastics Directive (SUPD) in summer 2019. In order to comply with the SUPD, Member States (MS) have two years to bring into force the necessary laws, regulations and administrative provisions. Now, with the deadline ending on 3 July [...]

After the Covid-19 crisis: Europe’s economic recovery will be Green

2020-04-30T15:35:42+02:0030 April 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Covid-19 is said to have caused the greatest crisis after WW II, having a massive impact not only on European citizens and businesses, but on the people around the entire globe. In the European Union (EU) Member States have individually taken security measures to protect their citizens. These measures also focus on the exchange [...]