interpack 2017 presented many new bioplastic packaging solutions

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This year’s interpack, the world’s largest trade show for packaging, stretching over a whole week from 4 to 10 May 2017, attracted over 170,000 visitors from 168 countries to the Messe Duesseldorf, Germany. Besides the latest developments in world-class machinery and technology for the production and of packaging materials, three major themes dominated this [...]

New report calls to suspend the use of “oxo-degradable” plastics

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As set out in the amemdment of the EU Directive on Packaging and Packaging Waste from 2015, the European Commission was tasked to assess the impacts of so-called “oxo-degradable” plastics on the environment and propose “a set of measures to limit their consumption or to reduce any harmful impacts“. To inform the Commission’s decision [...]

EUBP urges European Council to support bio-based packaging

24 April 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The ongoing revision of the European Directive on Packaging and Packaging Waste (94/62/EC) represents a concrete opportunity for the bioeconomy sector in Europe and the transition to a circular economy. Earlier in March this year, the European Parliament voted, for the first time ever, for an amendment of this directive that requires Member States [...]

“Falling in love with bioplastics” – FKuR says it’s time to change the bag

24 April 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In a new fun video, German bioplastics specialist FKuR Kunststoff GmbH demonstrates the benefits of home compostable bags, which make the separate collection of biowaste more practical and hygienic, raising acceptance levels for the collection at home, and thus increasing the volumes of biowaste collected and the amount of valuable compost produced from it.  [...]

Member portrait: BIO-FED

24 April 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue Dr Stanislaw Haftka, Sales Director of BIO-FED, shares some information on the bioplastics producer based in Cologne, Germany. Dr Stanislaw Haftka, Sales Director, BIO-FED 5 facts about BIO-FED, Cologne, Germany BIO-FED is based [...]

News in brief – April 2017

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Audi, BASF and Covestro develop automotive clearcoat with bio-based hardener: A project team consisting of employees of the car maker Audi, BASF´s Coatings division and materials company Covestro has developed a clearcoat containing a bio-based hardener that was applied to test bodies of the Audi Q2 under near-series conditions at the Audi plant in [...]

EUBP seminars: Want to learn more about bioplastics?

24 April 2017|Tags: , , , , |

During this year's interpack (4-10 May 2017, Duesseldorf, Germany), European Bioplastics will present the latest innovations in bioplastics at the booth 9F07 (hall 9) and offer two on-site seminars to inform about bioplastics, to provide a comprehensive overview over the most important bio-based and biodegradable materials and corresponding applications, and to look more closely into [...]

Juncker set out his vision of Europe – bioplastics pioneering innovation

30 March 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When EU leaders gathered in Brussels at the beginning of March to discuss how to generate growth, create jobs and improve competitiveness in Europe, the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, set out his vision of Europe - a vision in which bioplastics are a concrete example of the pioneering innovations of the [...]

MEPs pave the way for bioplastics in Europe

30 March 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Earlier this month, the European Parliament plenary voted on the waste legislation proposal as part of the EU Circular Economy Package. With their vote, the Members of Parliament send a clear signal that reuse and recycling remain of paramount priority in the pursuit of an EU circular economy while at the same time strengthening [...]

Bioplastics – Making the Difference!

30 March 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Registration is now open for the leading bioplastics event in Europe – the 12th European Bioplastics Conference on 29-30 November 2017 in Berlin. If you would like to contribute to the programme, you can still submit your abstracts. Why should you attend? The 12th edition of the annual European Bioplastics Conference will showcase how [...]