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News in brief – August 2017

European plastics manufacturers’ views on biodegradable plastics: In the light of the European Commission’s aim to turn Europe into a circular economy, PlasticsEurope, the Association of Plastics Manufacturers, has published a fact sheet and two view papers outlining how biodegradable plastics play an important role in this transition and how both mechanical & organic recycling help to increase waste [...]

31 August 2017|

Joint statement on the importance of the waste hierarchy in calculating recycling targets

European Bioplastics (EUBP) together with the European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC), European Compost Network (ECN), European Environmental Bureau (EEB), Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE), Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants (CEWEP), European Tyre Recycling Association (ETRA), and European Centre of Employers and Enterprises (CEEP) co-signed a joint statement on the importance of the waste hierarchy in calculating recycling targets. The statement [...]

27 July 2017|

Scientific view on the plastic bag debate by Fraunhofer UMSICHT

On the occasion of the International Plastic Bag Free Day at the beginning of July, German-based research institute Fraunhofer UMSICHT published a position paper on plastic bags that looks at the pros and cons of the use of plastic bags compared to other alternatives such as paper or cotton bags from a scientific perspective, in order to shed light [...]

27 July 2017|

Facts on bio-based plastics made simple

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency and Wageningen University published an info graphic that highlights the main facts and benefits of bio-based plastics. The graphic includes facts about the usage benefits, environmental benefits, feedstocks, properties, recycling, and prices of bio-based plastics and advertises a new labelling system introduced in the Netherlands to help consumers choose the appropriate recycling option for packaging [...]

27 July 2017|

Member portrait: Organic Waste Systems (OWS)

In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, Bruno De Wilde, Lab Manager at Organic Waste Systems (OWS), shares some information on the global leader in biodegradability testing, based in Belgium. 5 facts about OWS, Belgium Bruno De Wilde, Lab Manager, OWS Organic Waste Systems [...]

27 July 2017|

News in brief – July 2017

Perstorp Capa™ grades 6500D and 6800D given food contact approval in US: Perstorp has acquired food contact use approval for its Capa™ for Bioplastics product grades 6500D and the new 6800D. Perstorp already has food contact approval in Europe. The new Capa 6800D grade further extends Perstorp’s Capa portfolio. It is a high molecular weight linear polyester derived from [...]

27 July 2017|

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