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Bioplastics Bulletin

News in brief: February 2019

Global Plastic Leak Project kicks off to tackle plastic and microplastic leakage Key stakeholders from the private and public sector have become members of the Plastic Leak Project (PLP), which intends to develop robust metrics to locate, measure and map plastic and microplastic pollution across the value chain and define effective actions to fix the problem of plastic leakage into the [...]

28 February 2019|

Member portrait: Mosca GmbH

Mr Axel Beyer, Plastic Engineer at the strap production of Mosca GmbH In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present five facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Mr Axel Beyer, Plastic Engineer at the strap production of Mosca GmbH, shares some information on one of the leading machine and strap manufacturers. 5 facts [...]

28 February 2019|

NatureWorks announces 100 percent third-party certified sustainable feedstock by 2020

NatureWorks Ingeo plant (c) NatureWorks A new initiative at NatureWorks will ensure that, by 2020, 100 percent of the agricultural feedstock for Ingeo™ PLA and Vercet™ performance chemicals (lactides) will be certified by the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification System (ISCC) according to the ISCC PLUS system of best practices in agricultural production. NatureWorks was the first biopolymers manufacturer to become [...]

28 February 2019|

Biome Bioplastics and Futamura partner to demonstrate compostable multilayer packaging

Biome Bioplastics and Futamura have partnered to demonstrate a range of bio-based and compostable multilayer films. The materials offer competitive performance, while tackling the negative environmental impact of traditional oil-based, non-recyclable multilayer packaging. Sustainable alternatives to challenging packaging formats such as multilayer pouches will be key to meeting the UK Plastics Pact target of 70% of plastic packaging being effectively recycled or composted [...]

28 February 2019|

Call for papers – 14th European Bioplastics Conference

European Bioplastics (EUBP) invites proposals for the 14th European Bioplastics Conference taking place on 3/4 December 2019 at the Titanic Chaussee Hotel in Berlin, Germany. This year’s conference will focus on advanced innovations in bioplastics as well as on environmental aspects and opportunities for growth. Experts are invited to submit proposals for a presentation on the following topics: Bio-based and/or biodegradable polymers [...]

28 February 2019|

Assessment conducted by nova-Institut concludes that first-generation fermentable sugar is appropriate for a sustainable raw material strategy of the European chemical industry

Nova-Institut, an independent research institute based in Germany, has carried out a sustainability study of bio-based raw materials for the chemical industry. The assessment analyses the strengths and weaknesses of sugar plants, starch plants, virgin wood as well as waste and residues for the production of bio-based chemicals. According to the results, first-generation fermentable sugar is as advantageous as second-generation [...]

28 January 2019|

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