Bioplastics Bulletin2020-06-30T15:38:19+02:00

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Biowaste management remains untapped potential for the European Union

A report recently published by the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) and Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) shows that with only 16% of the biowaste potential being used, the biowaste management still remains an untapped potential for the European Union to further transition to a Circular Economy. Both organizations jointly produced a first-of-its-kind report estimating the current and future availability of [...]

30 June 2020|

Study shows benefit of using compostable biowaste bags for quality of compost

The Witzenhausen Institute and the University of Bayreuth conducted a very interesting study, analysing the compost of several German industrial composting facilities for possible plastic content deriving from compostable biowaste bags. The field study concluded that compostable bags, certified according to the European standard EN 13432, do not pose any challenges to the quality of the compost. During the research project, the results of which were published in the May edition (05/2020, in German) of the German trade magazine „Müll und Abfall“, the scientists analysed a total of 30 samples and in 25 of them no residues from compostable bags were detected. However, 98 percent [...]

30 June 2020|


Istvan Somogyi, Director, HAJDÚFÖLD-AGRÁRGAZDASÁG Ltd. In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present four facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Istvan Somogyi, Director of HAJDÚFÖLD-AGRÁRGAZDASÁG Ltd., shares some interesting insights on his company.  5 facts about HAJDÚFÖLD-AGRÁRGAZDASÁG Ltd., Hungary  Our company is a Hungarian agricultural company with a history of more than 50 years. As a result of the constantly declining number of owners [...]

30 June 2020|

News in brief: June 2020

European Bioplastics appoints new Head of EU Affairs in Brussels  European Bioplastics announced the appointment of Joanna Dupont-Inglis as new Head of European Affairs. She assumed her position on 1 June 2020 and will be based in Brussels.  “With her broad experience in the bioeconomy, we are very happy to have Joanna on board. EUBP has been working together with Joanna for [...]

30 June 2020|

EU study lacks acknowledging benefits of compostable packaging

In the course of implementing the European Strategy for Plastics, so far, the European Commission (EC) initiated a remarkable number of research studies. The recently published study on the ‘Relevance of biodegradable and compostable plastic products in a circular economy’ ranks amongst the most important ones for the bioplastics industry. It aims at contributing to the development of criteria [...]

29 May 2020|

Major beverage producers join pioneer project with bio-based plastic bottles

Paper bottle with PEF prototypeSource: Avantium Last week, The Guardian reported on an interesting project, which has a great potential to revolutionize the beverage industry. The Dutch renewable chemicals company Avantium developed a bio-based plastic bottle made from PEF, which could substitute the conventional plastic bottles made from fossil resources. The bioplastic bottle is designed to fully [...]

29 May 2020|

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