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Neste selected as the world’s 3rd most sustainable company on the “Global 100” list

Neste has placed 3rd on the “Corporate Knights 2019 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations” list. This is Neste’s second time in the top 3. It also marks the company’s 13th consecutive inclusion on the Global 100 list. Neste has been included on the list continuously for longer than any other energy company in the world. Besides being the best [...]

28 January 2019|

News in brief – January 2019

Nestlé and Danimer Scientific partner to develop a biodegradable water bottle: Nestlé and Danimer Scientific, a leading developer and manufacturer of biodegradable plastic products, have announced a global partnership to develop biodegradable bottles. Nestlé and Danimer Scientific will collaborate to design and manufacture bio-based resins for Nestlé’s water business using Danimer Scientific’s PHA polymer Nodax™. In 2018, the University of Georgia [...]

28 January 2019|

Controversial assumptions of study by University of Bonn create misleading interpretation of bioplastics’ environmental impact

The recent study “Land use mediated GHG emissions and spillovers from increased consumption of bioplastics” published by the University of Bonn calls into question the contribution of bio-based plastics to climate change mitigation. Although the study describes that fossil-based plastics are responsible for 15 percent of the global CO2 emissions*, it fails to acknowledge that bio-based plastics generate proven [...]

20 December 2018|

Member portrait: POLIFILM

In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present five facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Mrs Maria Heinze, Project Manager R&D at POLIFILM shares some information on a leading manufacturer of extrusion and protective films. Sustainability is teamwork – also at POLIFILM (Photo credit: Thilo Schoch photo+videographer) 5 facts about POLIFILM, Germany POLIFILM [...]

20 December 2018|

News in brief – December 2018

UK unveils £60 million (US $76.4 million) funding to develop sustainable packaging: The funding, to be bolstered by industry support, and delivered by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund aims at support the development of new forms of packaging and plastic made from farming, food and industrial waste, among other measures. The government has also [...]

20 December 2018|

Indirect additional global warming impacts from processes attributing to direct global warming and example of permafrost melting

Contribution article by Ville Uusitalo, Assistant Professor at the LUT-University (School of Energy Systems, Sustainable Science) and Annamari Enström, Senior Researcher, LCA at Neste Corporation. Global warming impacts of different products and processes from life cycle assessment (LCA) perspective is widely performed with standardized methods. Global warming impact assessments in LCA are, typically, carried out by using GWP factors [...]

20 December 2018|

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