News in brief: May 2019

2019-05-31T14:50:31+02:0031 May 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Shoes by Timberland Timberland increases the use of renewable materials in its shoes In 2018, a total of 69% of all Timberland footwear shipped in 2018 contained major components (e.g., uppers, linings, and outsoles) with at least 10% recycled, organic or renewable (ROR) content, up slightly from 67% the previous year. Renewable materials [...]

The new RoadToBio Roadmap shows how to increase the share of bio-based row materials to 25% in the EU chemical industry by 2030

2019-05-31T14:49:01+02:0031 May 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

RoadToBio started in May 2017 to develop a roadmap outlining a path for achieving a 25 % share of bio-based products in the EU organic chemical industry in 2030 (as compared to 10 % share in 2016). The roadmap is intended to provide an evidence-based foundation for the EU chemical industry upon which future [...]

Member portrait: FKuR

2019-06-03T12:32:30+02:0031 May 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Mr Patrick Zimmermann, Director Marketing & Sales of FKuR In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present five facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Mr Patrick Zimmermann, Director Marketing & Sales of FKuR, shares some information on one of the leading suppliers of bioplastics granulates for flexible packaging [...]

nova-Institute explores ways to achieve a renewable carbon chemical industry in the European Union

2019-05-31T14:48:16+02:0031 May 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The European chemical industry faces enormous challenges to meet the climate goals set by the European Commission in the framework of the Paris Agreement. This agreement aims at keeping a global temperature rise below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5°C. In this context, the position paper [...]

The debate: biodegradable and compostable plastic bags

2019-05-23T14:08:11+02:0023 May 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hofer’s certified compostable shopping bag with the seedling logo (c) VictorGroup In April, the University of Plymouth published the study "Environmental deterioration of biodegradable, oxo-biodegradable, compostable, and conventional plastic carrier bags in the sea, soil, and open-air over a 3-year period". Days after the publication, European Bioplastics released a press release stating [...]

Member portrait: C.A.R.M.E.N. e.V.

2019-05-02T12:03:32+02:0030 April 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Mr Edmund Langer, Executive Secretary at C.A.R.M.E.N. e.V. In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present five facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Mr Edmund Langer, Executive Secretary of C.A.R.M.E.N. e.V., shares some information on an organisation that promotes the development of ecologically and economically competitive techniques for [...]

News in brief: April 2019

2019-04-30T21:46:36+02:0030 April 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Kartell's modular unit designed by Anna Castelli Ferrieri Kartell presents World’s first furniture made from Bio-on biomaterial at Salone del Mobile 2019 Just a few months into the partnership between the design firm Kartell and Bio-on, the world’s first furniture made from Bio-on’s 100% natural bioplastic was presented at the international trade [...]

14th European Bioplastics Conference: Register now!

2019-04-30T21:46:16+02:0030 April 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

13th European Bioplastics Conference You can register now to attend the 14th European Bioplastics Conference! This year’s conference will focus on the latest innovations in bioplastics as well as on sustainability aspects and opportunities for growth. We expect to attract again around 400 senior decision makers from across the private sector bioplastics [...]

AllThings.Bio: How to communicate about bio-based plastic toys to consumers

2019-04-30T21:45:39+02:0030 April 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

AllThings.Bio video about bio-based toys When it comes to bio-based plastics, consumers still have many questions. A lot of scientific information is available, but it is difficult for a laymen audience to fully understand such a complex topic, and too many questions often remain unanswered. The European projects BioCannDo aims to address [...]

News in brief: March 2019

2019-03-22T13:23:30+02:0022 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Burberry’s plastics packaging to be 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025 On the recently launched report New plastics economy global commitment by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Burberry reveals its planned efforts to tackle plastic waste. In the brand’s commitment to use 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable plastic packaging by 2025, Burberry will ensure that [...]