Bioplastics Bulletin2020-04-01T16:08:10+02:00

Bioplastics Bulletin

New Circular Economy Action Plan: circular economy needs bioeconomy to be successful

After the publication of its European Green Deal (Annex) in early December last year, the European Commission (EC) recently issued one of the deal’s key deliverables: the new Circular Economy Action Plan (nCEAP). Amongst several other crucial elements, whose publication was scheduled for March, the nCEAP is of special significance for the bioplastics industry. European Bioplastics (EUBP) welcomed the [...]

31 March 2020|

New French Circular Economy Law brings substantial changes

On 10 February 2020, the French law on fighting waste and the circular economy was enacted after months of discussions between the National Assembly and the Senate. The law contributes to the framework set out by the 2004 French Environmental Charter, and transposes provisions of several related EU regulations. Read in the following a guest commentary by Marie Plancke, [...]

31 March 2020|

News in brief: March 2020

Corona Virus: interpack 2020 postponed Messe Düsseldorf is postponing the leading international trade fair interpack. It is now scheduled to take place from 25 February to 3 March 2021. In doing so, Messe Düsseldorf is following the recommendation of the crisis management team of the German Federal Government to take into account the principles of the Robert Koch Institute [...]

31 March 2020|

Member portrait: Novamont S.p.A.

Catia Bastioli, CEO of Novamont S.p.A. In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin we present five facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Catia Bastioli, CEO of Novamont S.p.A., shares some interesting insights on her company. 5 facts about Novamont S.p.A., Italy Novamont is an Italian pioneer company of the bioeconomy as well as a [...]

24 March 2020|

News in brief: February 2020

Automotive Bioplastic: The Future of Modern Cars? Reducing CO2 emission and fuel consumption by decreasing a vehicle’s weight is the most significant objective and foremost challenge of the automotive industry today. Biomaterials are heralded as a good match contributing to this goal. Bio-based plastics comprise of varied range of materials such as mass commodity plastics – polyethylene terephthalate (PET) [...]

24 March 2020|

Survey by Novamont and Nielsen analyses perception of plastic packaging by Italian consumers

Last January, at the MARCA 2020 in Bologna, Novamont, together with Nielsen, the global measurement and data analytics company, presented a survey on the perception of plastic packaging by Italian consumers. The survey includes a set of very interesting findings: According to the survey, in general, 64% of Italian consumers are increasingly anxious about the environment which ranks second [...]

24 March 2020|

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