EU parliamentary debate: “Time to rethink plastics? Going bio-based is the new black!”

On 18th October 2016, Member of Parliament (MEP) Fredrick Federley and European Bioplastics (EUBP) organised a lunch debate “Time to rethink plastics? Going bio-based is the new black” in the European Parliament. A group of 40 representatives from the European Commission, the Parliament, the Council, the industry, and NGOs met to discuss the role of [...]

31 October 2016|

Programme announced for the 11th European Bioplastics Conference

With just two months to go, the preparations for the 11th European Bioplastics Conference on 29/30 November 2016 in Berlin are in full swing and the speaker line-up for the two-day event features some exciting new faces and innovations. The 2016 edition of the leading business and networking event for the bioplastics industry in Europe will present [...]

28 September 2016|

Buying new furniture just got more sustainable

It was one of the most shared news headlines of this month: IKEA and Neste announced their partnership to deliver bio-based plastics for the Scandinavian homeware giant. At the 10th European Bioplastics Conference in November last year, IKEA first announced its ambitious plan to make 100 percent of their plastic products from renewable and recycled [...]

28 September 2016|

Bioplastic cones improve efficiency of Thailand’s local rubber agriculture

Corbion, Global Bio-Polymers, and Maxrich announced their collaboration on the development of a biodegradable root growth container to improve the agricultural efficiency and environmental performance of rubber tree plantations. Initial trials for new, bio-based and biodegradable root protection cone for rubber trees by Corbion, Maxrich and Global Bio-Polymers have been promising Natural rubber [...]

28 September 2016|

Member portrait: DIN CERTCO

In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, Dr Berit Topolsinski, Product Manager at DIN CERTCO Gesellschaft für Konformitätsbewertung mbH based in Berlin, Germany, shares some information about the certification and accreditation body. Dr. Berit Topolinski, Product Manager, DIN CERTCO 5 [...]

28 September 2016|

Revised mandate for home composting standard

The EU Directive on Packaging and Packaging Waste, as modified by the EU Directive on lightweight carrier bags in 2015, tasked the European Commission to adopt specifications for labels of home compostable plastic carrier bags. Accordingly, in June 2016, the Commission asked the relevant European Standardisation Committee, CEN, to develop a standard on home compostable [...]

28 September 2016|

In brief – September 2016

Bio-TPV as a substitute for soft PVC on floors: Fraunhofer Umsicht is developing a bio-based TPV material that could conceivably replace soft PVC in vinyl flooring. The researchers at Fraunhofer Umsicht are exploring the possibilities of a new, plasticizer-free, bio-based, thermoplastic vulcanizate (Bio-TPV) consisting of a soft, bio-based component, such as natural rubber, dispersed in [...]

28 September 2016|

Visit EUBP at K 2016 Hall 7a / Booth B10

At this year’s K’2016, 19-26 October 2016, EUBP will highlight the latest innovations and advancements of the industry and inform visitors about the many benefits of bio-based and biodegradable plastic materials. Bioplastics have long moved from being a buzzword to an economically competitive and sustainable alternative to conventional plastics. The latest market data show a [...]

28 September 2016|

First conference speakers confirmed #EUBPConf2016

Rethinking plastics – first speakers confirmed for this year’s European Bioplastics Conference With less than 100 days to go, the preparations for the 11th European Bioplastics Conference on 29/30 November 2016 in Berlin are in full swing and the speaker line-up for the two-day event is filling up nicely. The 2016 edition of the leading [...]

17 August 2016|

Bioplastics Week 2016 #bioplasticsweek

In the week from August 22-26, 2016, the Bioplastics Division of North American SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association and other partnering organisations, including European Bioplastics, Plastics Europe, USDA BioPreferred Program, Sustainable Packaging Coalition, and many more bioplastics organisations and companies, will be promoting the Bioplastics Week – a social media-based event to increase visibility [...]

17 August 2016|