Bioplastics Bulletin2020-09-30T17:11:04+02:00

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Biased interpretation of EEA study on biodegradable and compostable plastics draws wrong image of immature consumer

The European Environment Agency (EEA) recently published its new report “Biodegradable and compostable plastics – challenges and opportunities”. The report highlights many positive aspects of biodegradable and compostable plastics. Unfortunately, its interpretation in several media outlets focused exclusively on the few critical assumptions the report makes regarding consumer perception. This resulted in a distorted picture of biodegradable and compostable [...]

30 September 2020|

Member portrait: Ingevity UK Ltd.

Anthony Maher, Development Technologist at Ingevity In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present some facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Anthony Maher, Development Technologist at Ingevity, shares some interesting insights on his company. 4 facts about Ingevity UK Ltd., United Kingdom Ingevity provides specialty chemicals, high-performance carbon materials and engineered polymers [...]

30 September 2020|

Total Corbion builds Europe’s first world-scale PLA plant

View of the site in Grandpuits, France where Total Corbion PLA intends to build its second Luminy PLA plant with a capacity ramping up to 100,000 tons per annum. Total Corbion PLA recently announced the construction of its second world-scale PLA plant which will produce up to 100,000 tons annually. The plant is planned to start its [...]

30 September 2020|

News from the members: September 2020

PSI and Danimer Scientific to create bio-based, home compostable film packaging EUBP member Plastic Suppliers, Inc. (PSI), a global manufacturer of biopolymer EarthFirstÒ PLA barrier and non-barrier sealant films, recently announced the cooperation agreement with Danimer Scientific, a leading developer and manufacturer of biodegradable materials. Together they will create bio-based, home compostable films. PSI will use material supplied by [...]

30 September 2020|

News in brief: September 2020

15th EUBP Conference: Registration Kick-Off Week now open – Secure your tickets and save up to 175 Euros The special ticket sale is now open for registration until 4 October. Early bookers can save up to 175 Euros. Click here to register Having changed to a virtual format for this year, the annual European Bioplastics Conference continues being the [...]

30 September 2020|

Essential Requirements for Packaging should consider benefits of bioplastics

The European Commission (EC) is currently revising the Essential Requirements for Packaging as part of the amendment of the EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD). They relate to the manufacturing and composition of packaging, its reusable and recoverable nature as well as to the minimization of hazardous materials. These requirements, and the associated harmonised standards, have not changed [...]

31 August 2020|

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