European Bioplastics criticises biased interpretation of EEA study on biodegradable and compostable plastics: consumers do understand value and proper end-of-life of compostable plastics

2020-09-24T14:26:22+02:009 September 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 9 September 2020 – In response to the new report “Biodegradable and compostable plastics – challenges and opportunities” by the European Environment Agency (EEA), European Bioplastics (EUBP) highlights the need to acknowledge successful precedents in the deployment of these innovative materials in collaboration with a receptive community of consumers. Unfortunately, several media outlets [...]

European Bioplastics appoints new Head of EU Affairs in Brussels

2020-06-25T17:29:43+02:0012 June 2020|Tags: , , , , , |

Joanna Dupont-Inglis, Head of EU Affairs, European Bioplastics Berlin, 12 June 2020 – European Bioplastics, the association, representing the bioplastics industry in Europe, is pleased to announce the appointment of Joanna Dupont-Inglis as new Head of European Affairs. She assumed her position on 1 June 2020 and will be based in Brussels. [...]

EUBP raises concerns over biased EASAC report on bio-based and biodegradable plastics

2020-03-18T17:39:56+01:0018 March 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 18 March 2020 – “If we wanted to condense the gist of the report, we could say that EASAC discourages all the innovations that appear in the industrial sector currently dominated by fossil-based plastics”, says François de Bie, Chairman of European Bioplastics (EUBP) in response to the report ‘Packaging plastic in the circular [...]

New Circular Economy Action Plan: no circular economy without bioeconomy

2020-08-18T14:09:09+02:0013 March 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 13 March 2020 – “European Bioplastics (EUBP) welcomes the new Circular Economy Action Plan (nCEAP). It’s an ambitious step forward to transform Europe into a circular economy”, says François de Bie, Chairman of European Bioplastics. “As EUBP, we especially endorse the European Commission’s (EC) commitment to support the ‘sustainable and circular bio-based sector [...]

Compostable plastics break down in less than 22 days in real life industrial composting

2020-03-13T10:07:33+01:0019 February 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 20 February 2020 – A recent study by Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Netherlands, analysed the fate of compostable packaging products in a full- scale industrial organic waste treatment facility. The results show that the tested EN13432 certified products break down within a maximum of 22 days. The project was commissioned by the [...]

14th European Bioplastics Conference – On the pulse of the bioplastics industry

2020-01-13T09:22:18+01:0013 December 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 16 December 2019 – The 14th European Bioplastics Conference took place on 3 and 4 of this month. Once again, the event lived up to its reputation as the leading business and networking platform for the global bioplastics industry. The event, with a strong focus on growth and innovation, was sold-out and brought together [...]

European Green Deal: Bioplastics to play a crucial role in making the deal become reality

2019-12-13T14:36:05+01:0013 December 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 13 December 2019 – European Bioplastics (EUBP), the association representing the interests of the bioplastics industry, welcomes the communication on the European Green Deal, which was recently published by the EU Commission. “This roadmap marks Europe’s way to become a resource-efficient and competitive economy with zero net green house gas emissions by 2050. [...]

New market data 2019: Bioplastics industry shows dynamic growth

2019-12-17T19:22:53+01:004 December 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 4 December 2018 – The results of the European Bioplastics’ annual market data update, presented today at the 14th European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin, confirm a dynamic growth of the global bioplastics industry. “In an increasingly environmentally conscious context, the global market for bioplastics is predicted to grow by more than 15 percent [...]

European Bioplastics elects new Board with François de Bie as new Chairman

2019-12-16T10:10:36+01:003 December 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 3 December 2019 – European Bioplastics (EUBP), the association representing the interests of the bioplastics industry, has elected a new Board. The new Chairman, François de Bie (Total Corbion PLA), together with EUBP’s new Vice Chairpersons, Mariagiovanna Vetere (NatureWorks) and Lars Börger (Neste), will lead the association’s continuous support towards achieving a circular [...]

FEAD position ignores role of compostable plastics in achieving circular economy

2019-09-26T18:35:08+02:0013 September 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 13 September 2019 – Regarding FEAD’s (European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services) latest position paper “Biodegradable and Bio-Based Plastics”, European Bioplastics (EUBP) believes that FEAD displays an incomplete perception on how a circular economy can be achieved. Unfortunately, the association exclusively focuses on mechanical recycling while at the same time refusing [...]

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