Policy News: December 2022

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Intergovernmental committee discusses legally binding instrument on plastic pollution During 28 November to 2 December, the EU and its Member States participated in the first Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) meeting which took place in Punta del Este, Uruguay. The aim of the meeting is the development of an international legally binding instrument on plastic [...]

News from the members: December 2022

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Futerro to build PLA biorefinery in Normandy  Belgian bioplastics manufacturer Futerro has announced plans to establish Europe's first vertically integrated biorefinery in Normandy, France for the production and recycling of polylactic acid, or PLA. The company already operates a PLA plant in China, which went into operation in October 2020. That first plant has a [...]

News in brief: December 2022

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Bioplastics have a role in the circular economy At the 17th EUBP conference held last week as a hybrid event in Berlin, a running theme was the proposal for a Regulation on Packaging and Packaging Waste published just days before. Combined with the newly presented EU policy framework on bio-based, biodegradable, and compostable plastics, [...]

Proposed new packaging rules acknowledge environmental and climate benefits of compostable plastic packaging – Commission misses opportunity to fully embrace necessary shift to biobased feedstock

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Yesterday (30 November), the European Commission adopted the first parts of its long-awaited proposal for the second Circular Economy Package including a policy framework for biobased, biodegradable and compostable plastics as well as a proposal for a new Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR). European Bioplastics (EUBP) welcomes the included new rules on packaging [...]

New EU standard and requirements for home compostable carrier bags

2022-12-01T17:38:49+01:001 December 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Source: Verbund kompostierbare Produkte e.V. A new standard has been published this summer to establish the requirements and specifications for home compostable carrier bags. This should put an end to the debates around home composting, which we all know takes place under less controlled conditions and lower temperatures than industrial composting processes.  [...]

Member portrait: BIOTEC

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Erik Pras, Global Director Sales & Marketing at BIOTEC In each issue of the European Bioplastics Newsletter, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, Erik Pras, Global Director Sales & Marketing at BIOTEC, shares some interesting insights on his company. 5 facts about: BIOTEC, Germany BIOTEC [...]

Policy News: November 2022

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More is needed to embrace the benefits of the bioeconomy On 30 November, the Commission published a proposal for a Regulation on Packaging and Packaging Waste (PPWR) and a Communication for a policy framework for bio-based, biodegradable and compostable plastics. The European Bioeconomy Alliance (EUBA), representing 13 leading European organisations from various sectors active [...]

News from the members: November 2022

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Compostables could help fight plastic pollution A recently conducted survey commissioned by TIPA, a manufacturer of compostable packaging solutions headquartered in Israel, and conducted by YouGov has revealed that a large majority of UK adults favour the implementation of a collection system for all recyclable or compostable packaging from households across the UK. The [...]

News in brief: November 2022

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DUH ran misleading composting experiment  The German Association for Compostable Products (Verbund kompostierbare Produkte e.V., Berlin, Germany) expressed its strong disappointment over the latest field test on the compostability of bioplastics initiated by the German NGO Environmental Action Germany (DUH). In particular, the selection of the tested products as well as the composting conditions [...]

Draft revision proposal of PPWD: bioplastics industry sends incendiary letter to Commission Presidency regarding devastating consequences for the sector

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The recently published leak of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD) revision proposal sent a shock wave to the affected industries within Europe and beyond. The bioplastics industry finds itself confronted with a factual ban on most compostable plastics packaging. The ban has the potential to shut down wide sections of the industry concerned [...]