Bioplastic industry joins fight against Covid-19

2020-05-04T10:46:37+02:0030 April 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In 2019, there was a strong, quite single-minded push against plastics in general from many civil society organisations as well as from major players in the media, and politics predominantly switched to this opinion. Long before the Covid-19 outbreak, industry associations expressed great reservations as to whether the restrictions included in the Single-use Plastics [...]

Member portrait: TÜV Austria Belgium

2020-04-30T15:34:54+02:0030 April 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Philippe Dewolfs, Manager Bioplastics Certification, TÜV Austria Belgium In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present five facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Philippe Dewolfs, Manager Bioplastics Certification, shares some interesting insights on his company. 5 facts about TÜV Austria Belgium, Belgium TÜV AUSTRIA, a leading, impartial and [...]

News in brief: April 2020

2020-04-30T15:34:34+02:0030 April 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

15th European Bioplastics Conference: call for papers This year’s European Bioplastics Conference will take place on the 1/2 December 2020 at the Trend Hotel Savoyen in Vienna, Austria. The conference’s 15th edition will focus on the latest innovations in bioplastics as well as on environmental aspects and opportunities for growth in the bio-based plastics [...]

New Circular Economy Action Plan: circular economy needs bioeconomy to be successful

2020-03-31T11:39:41+02:0031 March 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

After the publication of its European Green Deal (Annex) in early December last year, the European Commission (EC) recently issued one of the deal’s key deliverables: the new Circular Economy Action Plan (nCEAP). Amongst several other crucial elements, whose publication was scheduled for March, the nCEAP is of special significance for the bioplastics industry. [...]

New French Circular Economy Law brings substantial changes

2020-03-31T10:28:38+02:0031 March 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On 10 February 2020, the French law on fighting waste and the circular economy was enacted after months of discussions between the National Assembly and the Senate. The law contributes to the framework set out by the 2004 French Environmental Charter, and transposes provisions of several related EU regulations. Read in the following a [...]

News in brief: March 2020

2020-03-31T12:36:44+02:0031 March 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Corona Virus: interpack 2020 postponed Messe Düsseldorf is postponing the leading international trade fair interpack. It is now scheduled to take place from 25 February to 3 March 2021. In doing so, Messe Düsseldorf is following the recommendation of the crisis management team of the German Federal Government to take into account the principles [...]

Member portrait: Novamont S.p.A.

2020-04-02T08:53:14+02:0024 March 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Catia Bastioli, CEO of Novamont S.p.A. In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin we present five facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Catia Bastioli, CEO of Novamont S.p.A., shares some interesting insights on her company. 5 facts about Novamont S.p.A., Italy Novamont is an Italian pioneer company of the [...]

News in brief: February 2020

2020-03-24T16:09:11+01:0024 March 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Automotive Bioplastic: The Future of Modern Cars? Reducing CO2 emission and fuel consumption by decreasing a vehicle’s weight is the most significant objective and foremost challenge of the automotive industry today. Biomaterials are heralded as a good match contributing to this goal. Bio-based plastics comprise of varied range of materials such as mass commodity [...]

Survey by Novamont and Nielsen analyses perception of plastic packaging by Italian consumers

2020-03-31T11:12:44+02:0024 March 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Last January, at the MARCA 2020 in Bologna, Novamont, together with Nielsen, the global measurement and data analytics company, presented a survey on the perception of plastic packaging by Italian consumers. The survey includes a set of very interesting findings: According to the survey, in general, 64% of Italian consumers are increasingly anxious about [...]

Study by Wageningen University shows compostable plastics break down in less than 22 days in real life industrial composting

2020-03-24T15:42:58+01:0024 March 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A recent study by Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Netherlands, analysed the fate of compostable packaging products in a Dutch full-scale industrial organic waste treatment facility. The independent research results confirm what producers of biodegradable and compostable plastics have been saying for a long time. The different tested EN13432 certified products broke down within [...]