United Nations recommends bioplastics as a sustainable alternative to conventional plastics

2021-12-13T21:09:37+01:0013 December 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 14 December 2021 – Last week the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) published a report assessing the sustainability of agricultural plastic products[1] recommending the replacement of non-biodegradable, conventional polymers with biodegradable, bio-based polymers. “We welcome this recognition of the environmental benefits of these bioplastic products”, commented François de Bie, [...]

European Bioplastics Conference confirms bioplastics make significant contributions to the European Union’s ambitious climate goals

2021-12-06T08:36:23+01:003 December 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 6 December 2021 – At the 16th annual European Bioplastics (EUBP) Conference, which took place from 30 November to 1 December in Berlin, industry experts discussed the role of bioplastics within the European Green Deal. The conference discussions confirmed that bioplastics make significant contributions to help achieving the European Union’s ambitious climate goals [...]

Global bioplastics production will more than triple within the next five years

2021-12-01T07:30:55+01:001 December 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 1 December 2021 – European Bioplastics presented today at the 16th EUBP Conference a very positive outlook for the global bioplastics industry. Production is set to more than triple over the next five years according to market data which was compiled in cooperation with the nova-Institute (Hürth, Germany).   “The importance of a more than 200 percent growth rate within the next five years cannot be overstated. Before 2026, the share of bioplastics in the total global production of plastics will pass the two [...]

Bio-based coalition criticizes EU methodology for LCAs favouring fossil-based over bio-based plastics

2021-11-29T23:55:18+01:0029 November 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 30 November 2021 – In June, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission (EC) published its methodology for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) comparing the environmental impact of fossil-based to bio-based feedstocks for plastics production. “Together with other bio-based industries, we support LCAs as a valuable instrument to measure environmental sustainability. Unfortunately, the approach of the JRC in this study lacks important elements that are crucial for a fair, comparative assessment of bio-based and fossil-based plastics. As a result, it clearly favours conventional plastics made from fossil resources”, comments Hasso von Pogrell, Managing Director of European Bioplastics (EUBP).  Over the past [...]

EUBP Conference 2021 goes hybrid in Berlin with an impressive speaker line-up and the latest in bioplastics

2021-11-09T15:40:55+01:009 November 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 9 November 2021 – The 16th European Bioplastics (EUBP) Conference, Europe’s leading business and networking event for the biopolymer industry, will take place on 30 November and 1 December 2021. “At EUBP, we are very happy to hold this year’s conference in Berlin again. The varied programme, including an impressive speaker line-up, will [...]

Commission’s SAM report confirms role of biodegradable plastics within a circular economy

2021-08-02T13:45:09+02:0017 December 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 17 December 2020 – This week the European Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM) published a report, entitled “Biodegradability of plastics in the open environment”. The report identifies applications of biodegradable polymers which contribute towards achieving a circular economy and tackle the challenge of managing the EU’s waste.  “We are pleased to see that [...]

Unique virtual gathering of bioplastics industry at 15th EUBP Conference

2020-12-07T14:21:45+01:007 December 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 7 December 2020 – The 15th European Bioplastics (EUBP) Conference took place from 30 November to 3 December. Once again, having changed to a virtual format this year, the conference continued its success story as the leading business and networking platform for the global bioplastics industry. Online, EUBP welcomed over 350 participants from [...]

Market update 2020: Bioplastics continue to become mainstream as the global bioplastics market is set to grow by 36 percent over the next 5 years

2021-01-21T11:35:42+01:002 December 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 2 December 2020 – The results of the European Bioplastics’ (EUBP) annual market data update, presented today at the 15th EUBP Conference, confirm the continued dynamic growth of the global bioplastics industry. “Our industry has successfully weathered the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. And the outlook for bioplastics is also promising as [...]

EUBP Conference 2020: bioplastics industry’s leading business event with new online format and comprehensive speaker line-up

2020-11-23T09:10:23+01:0019 November 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

EUBP Conference platform with main hall, auditorium, exhibition, poster hall, networking lounge, and much more. Berlin, 19 November 2020 – The 15th European Bioplastics (EUBP) Conference, the leading business and networking event for the biopolymer industry in Europe, will be held online from 30 November to 3 December 2020. “As in previous [...]

Bioplastics successfully meet all EU safety standards

2020-11-05T16:36:21+01:0029 October 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 29 October 2020 - Products made from bio-based plastics must undergo the same testing procedures as conventional plastic products to access the market of the European Union (EU). Thereby a health risk for consumers is excluded. Plastics intended to be certified as biodegradable or compostable must undergo additional tests. "Products made of bioplastics [...]

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