JRC’s “Plastics LCA method” is not fit for purpose

2021-12-16T14:11:15+01:0016 December 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Constance Ißbrücker, Head of Environmental Affairs at European Bioplastics e.V. The EU Plastics Strategy presented a vision where innovative materials and alternative feedstocks would ultimately replace fossil resources. In this context, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) was tasked in 2018 by the European Commission to elaborate an appropriate life cycle assessment (LCA)-based method to evaluate the potential environmental [...]

Bioplastics community came home to Berlin to celebrate 16th European Bioplastics Conference

2021-12-16T14:11:05+01:0016 December 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

EUBPConf2021: multi stakeholder panel discussion on bioplastics and EU policy After last year’s 100 percent virtual format, the European Bioplastics Conference was finally able to re-open its gates in Berlin and welcomed around 140 participants. The other half of the overall 320 participants attended online. During the different conference sessions and in [...]

Know your value chain: identifying the amount of bio-based content in your subcontractor’s products 

2021-12-16T14:10:54+01:0016 December 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Oona Korhonen, Project Manager at Measurlabs, specialized in biomass Read below a guest article by Oona Korhonen from Measurlabs.  How well do you know the amount of bio-based content in the raw materials you use? Have you measured it yourself?  There are two big reasons to do so. Firstly, as fossil-based materials [...]

Member portrait: Tetra Pak

2022-01-04T09:52:43+01:0016 December 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Member portrait: Tetra Pak  In each issue of the Bioplastics Newsletter, we present some facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Anke Hampel, Innovation and Sustainability Director of Tetra Pak, shares some interesting insights on her company.  5 facts about Tetra Pak A one litre Tetra Pak® carton package is typically made of approximately 70% paperboard, 25% plastic and 5% aluminum. This high [...]

News from the members: November/December 2021

2021-12-16T14:15:34+01:0016 December 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

PLA with “20% recycled content” unveiled by Total Corbion  Total Corbion PLA launched a new Luminy PLA (Poly Lactic Acid) made with chemically recycled post-industrial and post-consumer waste, which, according to the company, is the world’s first commercially available bioplastic product of its kind. Luminy PLA grades offer the same properties, characteristics, and regulatory approvals as virgin Luminy PLA, but are partially made from [...]

News in brief: November/December 2021

2021-12-16T14:15:21+01:0016 December 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

European bioeconomy robust as bio-based industry turnover jumps to 780 billion EUR  The bio-based industries continue their ascent marking a total contribution of 780 billion EUR, a notable increase of 30 billion EUR (+ 4%) compared to 2017. This represents a more than 20% increase compared to 2008 which is the earliest data taken [...]

Revision of PPWD puts key legislation for plastics industry on the spotlight

2021-10-29T14:13:08+02:0029 October 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

At the end of last year, the European Commission has started to revise the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD) and its Essential Requirements. After the implementation of the Single-use Plastics Directive (SUPD) which came into effect in July, this revision could mean additional far-reaching changes for the whole plastics industry. In a three-month [...]

The importance of clustering for innovations and the transition to a circular bioeconomy

2021-10-29T14:12:27+02:0029 October 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Screenshot of speakers (and moderators) during the workshop on “Upcycling bioplastics from food & drink packaging”, 20 October 2021 © PRESERVE, upPE-T, UPLIFT On 20 October 2021, the EU projects PRESERVE, UPLIFT, and upPE-T held a joint workshop with around 160 participants to introduce their initiatives on upcycling bioplastics to a wider audience [...]

Member portrait: SIBUR

2021-10-29T14:12:00+02:0029 October 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

In each issue of the Bioplastics Newsletter, we present some facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Sergey Kurilov, Head of new projects of SIBUR, shares some interesting insights on his company.  5 facts about SIBUR, Russia   SIBUR is the largest integrated petrochemicals company in Russia and one of the fastest-growing companies in the global petrochemicals industry. The Group sells its petrochemical products on the [...]

News from the members: October 2021

2021-10-29T14:11:28+02:0029 October 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Tetra Pak expands production of plant-based coatings for aseptic cartons to North America As demand for sustainable packaging continues to grow, Tetra Pak has expanded production of aseptic cartons made with sugarcane-based polyethylene (PE) coatings to their Denton, Texas converting plant. The cartons incorporating plant-based PE will come with a plant-based cap, also derived from sugarcane. The plant-based PE coating offers [...]

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