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JRC’s “Plastics LCA method” is not fit for purpose

Constance Ißbrücker, Head of Environmental Affairs at European Bioplastics e.V. The EU Plastics Strategy presented a vision where innovative materials and alternative feedstocks would ultimately replace fossil resources. In this context, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) was tasked in 2018 by the European Commission to elaborate an appropriate life cycle assessment (LCA)-based method to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of plastic products from [...]

16 December 2021|

Bioplastics community came home to Berlin to celebrate 16th European Bioplastics Conference

EUBPConf2021: multi stakeholder panel discussion on bioplastics and EU policy After last year’s 100 percent virtual format, the European Bioplastics Conference was finally able to re-open its gates in Berlin and welcomed around 140 participants. The other half of the overall 320 participants attended online. During the different conference sessions and in bilateral talks at the venue [...]

16 December 2021|

Know your value chain: identifying the amount of bio-based content in your subcontractor’s products 

Oona Korhonen, Project Manager at Measurlabs, specialized in biomass Read below a guest article by Oona Korhonen from Measurlabs.  How well do you know the amount of bio-based content in the raw materials you use? Have you measured it yourself?  There are two big reasons to do so. Firstly, as fossil-based materials are becoming less attractive, and politics [...]

16 December 2021|

Member portrait: Tetra Pak

Member portrait: Tetra Pak  In each issue of the Bioplastics Newsletter, we present some facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Anke Hampel, Innovation and Sustainability Director of Tetra Pak, shares some interesting insights on her company.  5 facts about Tetra Pak A one litre Tetra Pak® carton package is typically made of approximately 70% paperboard, 25% plastic and 5% aluminum. This high share of renewable materials helps [...]

16 December 2021|

News from the members: November/December 2021

PLA with “20% recycled content” unveiled by Total Corbion  Total Corbion PLA launched a new Luminy PLA (Poly Lactic Acid) made with chemically recycled post-industrial and post-consumer waste, which, according to the company, is the world’s first commercially available bioplastic product of its kind. Luminy PLA grades offer the same properties, characteristics, and regulatory approvals as virgin Luminy PLA, but are partially made from post-industrial and post-consumer PLA waste. [...]

16 December 2021|

News in brief: November/December 2021

European bioeconomy robust as bio-based industry turnover jumps to 780 billion EUR  The bio-based industries continue their ascent marking a total contribution of 780 billion EUR, a notable increase of 30 billion EUR (+ 4%) compared to 2017. This represents a more than 20% increase compared to 2008 which is the earliest data taken into account in this series [...]

16 December 2021|

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