EUBP calls on legislators to appropriately recognise the role of compostable coffee capsules in the PPWR

2023-11-20T16:18:13+01:0020 November 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Brussels, 20 November 2023 – A recent study from Wageningen University & Research (WUR) yet again confirms the advantages of compostable coffee capsules over any other type of coffee capsules. Last week, WUR(1) released a study which assessed the environmental impact and circularity of coffee capsules made from compostable biobased materials, aluminium, and conventional [...]

European Bioplastics addresses media misinformation about Paper Cup Study

2023-10-19T15:42:56+02:009 October 2023|Tags: , , , , |

Recently, the University of Gothenburg published a press released entitled “Paper cups are just as toxic as plastic cups” quoting the "Single-use take-away cups of paper are as toxic to aquatic midge larvae as plastic cups” article authored by Carney Almroth et al. in 2023 We found this press release misleading due to different elements [...]

Press statement: European Bioplastics addresses media misinformation about Paper Cup Study

2023-10-19T15:54:02+02:0028 September 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Brussels, 28 September 2023 – European Bioplastics (EUBP) supports the development of robust methodologies for assessing the environmental hazards associated with various materials when they become litter. However, elements of the press release may be considered misleading. The press release “Paper cups are just as toxic as plastic cups” from the University of Gothenburg [...]

Recent peer reviewed publications

2023-10-19T15:54:02+02:001 September 2023|Tags: , , , , , |

Recyclability studies on Poly(lactic acid)/poly(butylene succinate-co-adipate) (PLA/PBSA) biobased and biodegradable films  Coltelli, M.-B., Aliotta, L., Fasano, G., Miketa, F., Brkić, F., Alonso, R., Romei, M., Cinelli, P., Canesi, I., Gigante, V., Lazzeri, A., Recyclability Studies on Poly(lactic acid)/Poly(butylene succinate-co-adipate) (PLA/PBSA) Biobased and Biodegradable Films. Macromol. Mater. Eng. 2023, 2300136,   Biobased Polymers for Environmental [...]

RCI study debunking competition between food and feedstock

2023-10-19T15:54:02+02:0010 July 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

A new publication by the Renewable Carbon Initiative challenges the commonly held belief that using food and feed crops for bio-based materials is detrimental to food security. Against the backdrop of a global hunger crisis, the paper argues that the biomass debate is flawed, subjective, and lacks sufficient evidence. It suggests that other factors [...]

EUBA position on the JRC LCA Methodology

2023-10-19T15:54:02+02:0019 April 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Open the document The final methodology for life cycle assessment (LCA) of alternative feedstock for plastics production clearly and structurally favours fossil-based over biobased plastics, and so undermines many of the deliverables set out by the European Green Deal. This is wildly at odds with the EU’s commitment towards reducing dependency on fossil-carbon [...]

United Nations recognise bioplastics as sustainable alternative to conventional plastics

2023-10-19T15:52:38+02:0028 January 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In modern agriculture you can find a great number of plastic products that help improving the efficiency and, thus, the yield of the cultivated product. However, due to certain conditions that accompany many agricultural procedures, a not-negligible share of plastic remains in the soil. Especially in areas of intensive agriculture, significant amounts of microplastic [...]