Bioplastics Bulletin

News in brief – November 2018

Mater-Biopolymer Novamont reopens Mater-Bioploymer plant in Patrica: Mater-Bi is a company wholly controlled by the Novamont group. Its purpose is the manufacture of ORIGO–BI®, biopolyesters with a high level of renewables, components of MATER-BI® compostable bioplastics. The plant has been regenerated, modified and in some cases wholly renewed to implement innovative technologies developed by Novamont in the form of a continuous process. These are technologies able to use the raw materials of Novamont's system - biobutandiol and azelaic acid, bio-based monomers - to manufacture ORIGO-BI® biololyesters through a process which is increasingly sustainable, and always directed towards [...]

8 November 2018|

Danone accelerates the transition towards a circular economy of packaging

Danone announced a series of new commitments and actions to ensure its packaging will become 100% circular, and to accelerate the global transition towards a circular economy of packaging. This includes (1) initiatives to improve product design and develop alternative delivery and reuse models, (2) investments to develop effective, efficient and inclusive systems for increased collection and recycling, to boost recycling and (3) actions to preserve natural resources by reintegrating recycled materials into their packaging and developing use of renewable materials.Emmanuel Faber, Chairman and CEO of Danone said: “We believe the time is now to step up and accelerate, embrace [...]

8 November 2018|

Member portrait: An Phat Plastics and Green Environment JSC

Pham Anh Dương, Chairman at An Phat Plastic In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present five facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Mr Pham Anh Dương, Chairman at An Phat Plastics and Green Environment JSC, shares some information on one of the leading packaging manufacturers in Asia. 5 facts about An Phat Plastics and Green Environment JSC, Vietnam An Phat Plastic and Green Environment Joint Stock Company was established in 2002. After nearly 16 years, An Phat has become a Group of 11 member companies, with over 2,500 staff working in different [...]

6 November 2018|

Register now – final speaker line-up released for this year’s 13th European Bioplastics Conference

François de Bie, Chairman of EUBP, opening the 12th European Bioplastics Conference 2017 in Berlin. With more and more brands, manufacturers, and policy makers putting bioplastics high up on the agenda, we invite you to join in on the discussion on 4/5 December 2018 in Berlin. Download the conference agenda here: http://docs.european-bioplastics.org/conference/13th_EUBP_Programme_2018.pdf The speaker line-up includes: Philippe Diercxsens, DANONE, presenting on the impact of packaging waste legislation, Stephen Elliot-Wetmore, WWF South Africa, on driving partnerships and innovations; Miriam Weber, HYDRA Marine Sciences, on testing biodegradation in the marine environment; Michiel de Smet (European Commission, DG Research and [...]

6 November 2018|

Europe’s bioplastics industry needs a level playing field

Europe’s bioplastics industry needs a level playing field, writes Hasso von Pogrell, Managing Director of European Bioplastics (EUBP) for the Parliament Magazine. Hasso von Pogrell, Managing Director, EUBP Bioplastics are a fast-growing, innovative sector. Many of the world’s leading companies are turning to bioplastics to meet the growing demand for more sustainable products without having to compromise on performance or profitability. For almost every conventional plastic material and application, an equivalent, or even superior, alternative made from bioplastics is readily available on the market. The bioplastics industry is able to meet the increased demand as a result [...]

25 July 2018|

How a strong EU bioeconomy can deliver on the UN Sustainability Development Goals

On 9 July, the European Bioeconomy Alliance (EUBA) invited EU policy makers and relevant stakeholders to join a discussion forum on the ‘Benefits of the Bioeconomy‘ in Brussels. Guided by two keynote presentations by Céline Charveriat, Executive Director of the Institute for European Environmental Policy and Dirk Carrez, Executive Director of the Bio-based Industries Consortium and speaking on behalf of EUBA, the forum discussed how a strong EU bioeconomy can contribute to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The forum took place at a critical time — in between discussions on the future of the CAP post 2020 [...]

25 July 2018|

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