Draft revision proposal of PPWD: bioplastics industry sends incendiary letter to Commission Presidency regarding devastating consequences for the sector

2022-11-25T10:49:38+01:0025 November 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The recently published leak of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD) revision proposal sent a shock wave to the affected industries within Europe and beyond. The bioplastics industry finds itself confronted with a factual ban on most compostable plastics packaging. The ban has the potential to shut down wide sections of the industry concerned [...]

Commission proposal for a new packaging and packaging waste legislation could counteract Green Deal, warns industry coalition

2022-11-16T15:59:53+01:0016 November 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Recently, the discussion about the European Union’s future packaging and packaging waste legislation gathered momentum since a leaked version of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) became public (October 2022). The bioplastics industry is concerned by the proposal’s ignorance towards the significant role of the bioeconomy and its products, including bio-based and compostable [...]

A successful European Green Deal needs a strong bioeconomy

2022-10-31T13:53:54+01:0031 October 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The big picture, as formulated in the European Green Deal, is quite clear: Europe needs to become a more sustainable, resilient, and competitive economy. The bioeconomy has a huge potential to contribute to the Green Deal transition as it encompasses all sectors involving the use of renewable resources, without comprising biodiversity goals. It is [...]

How compostable plastics contribute to soil health

2022-10-31T13:53:26+01:0031 October 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Soil is an essential non-renewable resource that plays a central role in our lives by providing healthy foods and sustainable materials for a growing world population. In order to specify the conditions for a healthy soil and soil restoration, the European Commission (EC) is currently developing a new EU law on soil health. European [...]

Bioplastics community gathers at EUBP Conference in Berlin – programme available now

2022-10-31T13:52:59+01:0031 October 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The European Bioplastics (EUBP) Conference, the leading business and networking event for the bioplastics industry, will take place on 6/7 December 2022 in Berlin. Its long-awaited conference programme was just recently published. “The success story of this conference continues in its 17th edition. We look forward to welcoming the international bioplastics community in Berlin”, [...]

K 2022 – strong interest in bioplastics at plastics’ most important trade fair

2022-10-31T13:51:41+01:0031 October 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

After a three-years break, the K show finally returned to Düsseldorf and so did European Bioplastics. Only by the numbers, one could tell that the branch was thirsting for a gathering of this magnitude: during the eight trade fair days, over 3,000 exhibitors attracted some 176,000 visitors. Certainly, EUBP didn’t want to miss this [...]

Member portrait: Asahi Kasei

2022-10-31T13:50:57+01:0031 October 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In each issue of the European Bioplastics Newsletter, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, Nana Fujishiro from Asahi Kasei, shares some interesting insights on her company.  5 Facts about: Asahi Kasei Corporation, Japan  The Asahi Kasei Group is a diversified manufacturer centered on chemistry, founded in 1922. [...]

Policy News: October 2022

2022-10-31T13:50:36+01:0031 October 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Definition of ‘recyclability’ takes centre stage in draft EU packaging law  Defining what counts as “recyclable” has become a point of contention in the EU’s overhaul of its packaging waste law, with recyclers pushing for high targets and manufacturers concerned products will not meet the threshold. In November, the European Commission plans to table [...]

News from the members: October 2022

2022-10-31T13:49:39+01:0031 October 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Avantium and Sphera cut GHG emissions with Dutch sugar beet-based plantMPG Avantium has partnered with software company Sphera to perform an LCA on plant-based mono propylene glycol (plantMPG), produced with Avantium’s Ray Technology from sucrose derived from Dutch sugar beet. PlantMPG is a chemical intermediate used in various applications, including in functional fluids and unsaturated [...]

News in brief: October 2022

2022-10-31T13:38:56+01:0031 October 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Australian researchers discover seaweed solution as PFAS alternative for fast-food packaging Flinders University materials researchers in Australia and One-Five, a German biomaterials developer, are using seaweed extracts to develop biopolymer coating materials to replace current foodservice packaging. The biomaterials are designed to replace conventional fossil-based plastic coatings used in grease-resistant quick service restaurant (QRS) packaging. The [...]

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