Bioplastics News2023-02-28T16:28:41+01:00

Bioplastics News

EEA recognizes role of biobased plastics as a pathway towards circular plastics in Europe

“Plastics play an essential role in modern society. However, their value chain is currently unsustainable, contributing to the generation of climate changing emissions and increasing waste and pollution. Reducing such impacts while retaining plastics’ usefulness requires a shift towards a more circular and sustainable plastics system”, states the European Environment Agency (EEA) in a recently published briefing paper. The [...]

28 February 2023|

Producers of biobased and biodegradable materials raise concerns over proposed definition of “natural polymers” in REACH restriction

In in the context of the currently discussed REACH restriction of microplastics, several business associations representing producers of biobased and biodegradable materials, including European Bioplastics, developed a joint letter to raise concerns about the proposed definition of “natural polymers” and its impact on biopolymers. The signatories’ members are companies that industrially produce solutions based on renewable carbon. This way, [...]

28 February 2023|

Updated Composting and Anaerobic Digestion Landscape available at EUBP Members Area

The members area on the EUBP website offers detailed information on composting and anaerobic digestion in several European countries. This Composting and Anaerobic Digestion Landscape is a special service for EUBP members and has just been updated to reflect the most recent developments across Europe. With information on Belgium, Germany, UK, Spain, and many other EU Member States, EUBP [...]

28 February 2023|

Member portrait: BASF

In each issue of the European Bioplastics Newsletter, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, Dr. Afsaneh Nabifar, Head of Global Market Development Biopolymers at BASF, shares some interesting insights on her company. 5 Facts about: BASF, Germany At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental [...]

28 February 2023|

Policy News: February 2023

Ecodesign for a circular economy  The Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation proposed by the European Commission in 2022 seeks to reduce the overall environmental impact of a wide range of products. To be effective, it should not only focus on individual products but also towards increasing collection, sorting, repair, and recirculation systems. 1,039 terawatt hours, or 89 million tonnes [...]

28 February 2023|

News from the members: February 2023

Plastrans expands its cooperation with BioLogiQ and continues to focus on quality and sustainability Plastrans Petrochemicals GmbH, the international trading company of Ghazan Global headquartered in Linz and specialising in sustainable investments has now significantly expanded its investment, know-how, and market development for biobased plastics.  In addition to TPS and PLA, their portfolio now also includes biobased PE, PP, [...]

28 February 2023|