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 [...]

New study by the European Commission assesses the environmental impact of bio-based products in comparison to petrochemical counterparts

2019-03-22T13:23:16+02:0022 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The European Commission has published a new study Environmental impact assessments of innovative bio-based products. The study aims at providing science-based facts and evidences on the environmental impacts of bio-based products for comparison with petrochemical plastic counterparts, in order to support the future bioeconomy policy and decision-making at the EU level. The report concludes that [...]

New EU report acknowledges the potential of bio-based plastics to successfully realise the circular economy in Europe

2019-03-22T13:22:38+02:0022 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The European Commission has delivered the report A circular economy for plastics, which provides research insights from EU-funded projects to support policy development and funding decisions. The objective is to foster the use of pastics that could circulate with full transparency at high-value usage, while minimising the risks to human health and the environment. The [...]

Member portrait: BioBag Group

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

Mr Kjell Ivar Bache, CEO of BioBag Group In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present five facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Mr Kjell Ivar Bache, CEO of BioBag Group, shares some information on a world-leading company in the development, production, and marketing of certified compostable and biodegradable products. [...]

14th European Bioplastics Conference: Become a sponsor!

2019-03-22T11:32:15+02:0022 March 2019|Tags: , , |

European Bioplastics Conference has been published last month, and we have started receiving highly relevant abstracts for the programme. The conference registration is set to open very soon, but there is no need to wait in line if you would like to make this edition of the conference a special one for your company: as [...]

News in brief: February 2019

2019-02-28T13:00:20+02:0028 February 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Global Plastic Leak Project kicks off to tackle plastic and microplastic leakage Key stakeholders from the private and public sector have become members of the Plastic Leak Project (PLP), which intends to develop robust metrics to locate, measure and map plastic and microplastic pollution across the value chain and define effective actions to fix the problem [...]

Member portrait: Mosca GmbH

2019-02-28T12:59:14+02:0028 February 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Mr Axel Beyer, Plastic Engineer at the strap production of Mosca GmbH In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present five facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Mr Axel Beyer, Plastic Engineer at the strap production of Mosca GmbH, shares some information on one of the leading machine [...]

NatureWorks announces 100 percent third-party certified sustainable feedstock by 2020

2019-02-28T12:55:02+02:0028 February 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

NatureWorks Ingeo plant (c) NatureWorks A new initiative at NatureWorks will ensure that, by 2020, 100 percent of the agricultural feedstock for Ingeo™ PLA and Vercet™ performance chemicals (lactides) will be certified by the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification System (ISCC) according to the ISCC PLUS system of best practices in agricultural production. NatureWorks was the [...]

Biome Bioplastics and Futamura partner to demonstrate compostable multilayer packaging

2019-02-28T12:53:52+02:0028 February 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Biome Bioplastics and Futamura have partnered to demonstrate a range of bio-based and compostable multilayer films. The materials offer competitive performance, while tackling the negative environmental impact of traditional oil-based, non-recyclable multilayer packaging. Sustainable alternatives to challenging packaging formats such as multilayer pouches will be key to meeting the UK Plastics Pact target of 70% of plastic packaging [...]

Call for papers – 14th European Bioplastics Conference

2019-02-28T12:51:51+02:0028 February 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

European Bioplastics (EUBP) invites proposals for the 14th European Bioplastics Conference taking place on 3/4 December 2019 at the Titanic Chaussee Hotel in Berlin, Germany. This year’s conference will focus on advanced innovations in bioplastics as well as on environmental aspects and opportunities for growth. Experts are invited to submit proposals for a presentation on the following [...]