EUBP proposes criteria and product examples for preferable use of compostable plastics

2019-09-26T19:32:44+02:0026 September 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The European Commission launched an initiative regarding a study on the ‘Relevance of biodegradable and compostable plastics in a circular economy'[1]. European Bioplastics welcomes the initiative, as scepticism amongst stakeholders towards the relevance of biodegradable certified compostable plastics usually stems from a vague notion about their characteristics (please also see corresponding EUBP press release [...]

Event with MEP Bogovič underlines importance of bioplastics to achieve a circular economy

2019-09-26T19:30:24+02:0026 September 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

from left to right: Eva Štraser (Evegreen/Bioplasticpot), Stephan Kabasci (Fraunhofer UMSICHT), Mariagiovanna Vetere (EUBP/NatureWorks), Franc Bogovič (MEP) , François de Bie (EUBP/Total Corbion PLA), Kristy-Barbara Lange (EUBP) On 24 September, European Bioplastics, together with MEP Franc Bogovič (EPP, Slovenia), held a working breakfast in the European Parliament on the role of bio-based [...]

14th European Bioplastics Conference 3/4 December 2019 – Sneak Preview of confirmed speakers

2019-10-11T14:11:36+02:0026 September 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Join us at the 14th European Bioplastics Conference on 3/4 December 2019 at the TITANIC CHAUSSEE Hotel in Berlin, Germany, and secure your delegate ticket here. We are happy to announce our first confirmed keynote speakers: Enrico Nieddu (Merieux NutriSciences) talks about the safety assessment of food-contact bioplastics. Peter von den Kerkhoff (DuPont) will [...]

Member portrait: Indochine Bio Plastiques (ICBP)

2019-09-26T19:26:22+02:0026 September 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Amir Bin Abul Hasan Ashari, Managing Director, Indochine Bio Plastiques In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present five facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Mr Amir Bin Abul Hasan Ashari, Managing Director at Indochine Bio Plastiques, shares some information on the company: 5 facts about Indochine Bio [...]

This year’s Biotech Week 2019 sets new record

2019-09-26T19:24:15+02:0026 September 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Already in its 7th edition, the annual European Biotech Week celebrates biotechnology, an innovative and vibrant sector launched by the discovery of the DNA molecule back in 1953. With over 140 events taking place all over Europe during 23 and 29 September, this year’s event set a new record. National Association Members, together with [...]

Nova-Institute published open letter to JRC on comparability of bio-based and petrochemical polymers

2019-09-26T19:23:24+02:0026 September 2019|Tags: , , , , |

There are published standards for life cycle assessments (LCA) that provide guidance on how to compare different polymers fairly with regard to their environmental impacts. However, the rules still leave sufficient room for manoeuvre to specify the methods by which such comparisons are to be carried out. The fact that there is still a [...]

News in brief: August/September 2019

2019-09-26T19:21:07+02:0026 September 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

German Packaging Act: minimum standards for assessment of recycling capability lack promotion of bioplastics Packaging must become more recyclable and environmentally friendly. The recycling rates defined in the new German Packaging Act, which came into effect on 1 January 2019, are otherwise impossible to achieve. An important tool to implement the legislation, are the [...]

News in brief: July 2019

2019-07-29T12:36:34+02:0029 July 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) and fifteen industries unite to to set out their joint Vision for Europe’s bioeconomy future – a circular bio-society This Vision  "The circular-bio society in 2050" will establish a sustainable and competitive bio-based industry in the EU enabling a circular bio-society by 2050. In this circular bio-society, informed citizens choose a sustainable way of life, supporting an [...]

14th European Bioplastics Conference: Last chance to participate in the Call for Papers

2019-07-29T12:36:22+02:0029 July 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The planning of the 14th European Bioplastics Conference is in full swing. The Call for Papers to become a speaker has generated a huge amount of interest and many organisations have already submitted their proposals. For those interested in contributing to the conference programme, there is still a chance to participate. The deadline to [...]

EUBP’s policy recommendations to use sound LCAs as a basis for policy formulation

2019-07-29T12:36:12+02:0029 July 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

In recent years, policy makers have become increasingly reliant on the use of Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) to establish a proper basis for more transparent and evidence-based decision-making on policies and regulations. However, succesful LCAs must take into account a number of considerations in terms of how they influence the final result and policy [...]