Bioplastics Bulletin2021-01-07T16:10:15+01:00

Bioplastics Bulletin

EU Commission report confirms role of biodegradable plastics within a circular economy

This year has already seen quite an impressive number of studies, reports, and additional publications related to bioplastics that were published by the European Commission (EC). Most of them contribute to the development of a framework for bioplastics included in the EC’s Circular Economy Action Plan. For the bioplastics industry, a clear framework is paramount to ensure reliability in [...]

18 December 2020|

Unique virtual gathering of bioplastics industry at 15th EUBP Conference

As for many other industries, also for bioplastics 2020 had been an exceptional year. Thus, its industry representatives were eager to come together to analyse the last twelve months and discuss about future market opportunities and challenges. Being the leading business forum for bioplastics, the annual European Bioplastics (EUBP) Conference, which took place from 30 November to 3 December [...]

18 December 2020|

TÜV AUSTRIA looks back on 15 years European Bioplastics Conference

Philippe Dewolfs, Manager Bioplastics Certification, TÜV AUSTRIA The conference is now over, and it was our 15th participation in this event which has become a must over the years.   Who still remembers the first edition in November 2006 in Brussels, where we had a full pallet of apples delivered in OK compost certified packaging! And the 2nd edition at Disneyland [...]

18 December 2020|

Member portrait: Sidaplax

Roel Seegers, Business Development Manager for bio-based and compostable films, Sidaplax In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present some facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Roel Seegers, Business Development Manager for bio-based and compostable films at Sidaplax, shares some interesting insights on his company.    5 facts about Sidaplax, Belgium  As one of the world’s largest PLA film suppliers today, Sidaplax manufactures compostable packaging films [...]

18 December 2020|

News from the members: November/December 2020

BASF Launches Circular Economy Program  In a circular economy, the aim is to avoid waste, reuse products and recover resources. "Companies that can provide solutions for the transformation to a circular economy will have a crucial competitive advantage," said Dr. Martin Brudermüller, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors and Chief Technology Officer of BASF, speaking about the circular economy, a key [...]

18 December 2020|

News in brief: November/December 2020

What is the state of the bioplastics market?  The results of European Bioplastics’ (EUBP) annual market data update, presented at the 15th EUBP Conference, project that the global bioplastics market will grow by 36% over the next five years. Global bioplastics production capacity is set to increase from around 2.1 million tonnes in 2020 to 2.8 million tonnes in [...]

18 December 2020|

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