Bioplastics industry with a crucial role in implementing the European Green Deal

2019-12-18T15:25:28+01:0018 December 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On 11 December 2019, the European Commission published the long-awaited Communication on the European Green Deal, which highlights the new EU leadership’s climate and sustainability ambitions. This includes ambitious measures directly tackling green house gas emissions reduction targets, carbon pricing and the decarbonisation of the energy system. Besides, the Commission foresees the adaption of [...]

Implementation of Single-Use Plastic Directive – No quick-fire shots when identifying substitutes for single-use plastic products

2019-12-18T15:25:10+01:0018 December 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Since the entry into force of the Single-use Plastic Directive (SUP) in July of this year, the precise implementation of the new EU regulation is flanked by many question marks. In particular, a big question remains with regard to the ‘more sustainable material alternatives’, which potentially will substitute the plastic elements in the products [...]

New Market Data 2019: Bioplastics industry continues dynamic grow over the next five years

2019-12-18T15:24:51+01:0018 December 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Global Production Capacities 2018-2024 According to the recently published new market data 2019, the global bioplastics industry will continue to grow dynamically. “In an increasingly environmentally conscious context, the global market for bioplastics is predicted to grow by more than 15 percent over the next five years“, says Hasso von Pogrell, Managing [...]

EUBP Conference 2019 in Berlin: Bioplastics became talk of the town for two days

2019-12-18T15:24:33+01:0018 December 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Opening speech by François de Bie, Chairman of European During 3/4 December, already for the 14th time, the European Bioplastics Conference opened its doors in Berlin bringing together 400 senior executives from across the bioplastics value chain. The participants included brands, policy makers, academia, producers and NGOs. After another year of innovations, [...]

Member portrait: Pujing Chemical Industry CO., Ltd (PJCHEM)

2019-12-18T15:23:47+01:0018 December 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Dr. Yang Ji, Vice General Manager at Pujing Chemical Industry CO., Ltd (PJCHEM) In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin we present five facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Dr. Yang Ji, Vice General Manager at PJCHEM, shares some interesting insights on his company. 5 facts about Pujing Chemical [...]

News in brief: Dezember 2019

2019-12-18T15:23:18+01:0018 December 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

EUBP Job vacancy: EU Regulatory Affairs Officer in Brussels (full time) We are currently looking for a Brussels-based full-time EU Regulatory Affairs Officer, who will support our regulatory affairs unit and working group. The Regulatory Affairs Officer will acquire, assess, distil, and disseminate relevant information to members covering all areas of legislative interests. This [...]

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 [...]