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Reduction of single-use plastics needs to tie in with circular economy actions and consumption realities in Europe

Berlin, 24 October 2018. The European Parliament approved today its report on the draft Directive on Marine Pollution and Single-use Plastics. “European Bioplastics fully supports the transition from a linear to a circular economy. Bioplastics enable more sustainable solutions for a range of products“, says François de Bie, Chairman [...]

24 October 2018|

„nano“- Sendung vom 21. September 2018 über kompostierbare Bioabfallbeutel irreführend

Berlin, 25. September 2018 – Die „nano“-Ausstrahlung des Senders 3sat vom 21. September 2018 befasste sich mit dem Verhalten von kompostierbaren Bioabfalltüten in industriellen Kompostieranlagen. Im Zentrum des kritischen Beitrags stand dabei die Norm EN 13432, nach welcher die Bioabfallbeutel gemäß Bioabfallverordnung zertifiziert werden müssen. „Es ist bedauerlich, dass [...]

25 September 2018|

Bioplastic materials’ value propositions well reflected in European Parliament’s report on Plastics Strategy

EP report ties in with provisions for feedstock differentiation and use of biodegradable and compostable plastics recently adopted in Waste Directive and Packaging Directive Berlin, 13 September 2018 – The European Parliament’s report on the European Strategy for Plastics adopted today by the plenary testifies to the increasing acknowledgement [...]

13 September 2018|

Microbes fully metabolize biodegradable plastics

Berlin, 16 August 2018 - Researchers at ETH Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) succeeded in an interdisciplinary study to demonstrate that soil microorganisms metabolically utilised the carbon in the PBAT polymer both for energy production and also to build up microbial biomass. [...]

16 August 2018|

Directive on the reduction of single-use plastic products remains vague on sustainable alternatives

Berlin, 29 May 2018 – The European Commission presented an ambitious new Directive to tackle marine litter by introducing a number of measures including reduction and restriction of selected single-use plastic products, such as disposable balloon sticks, straws, cutlery, plates, cups and food containers. “The proposal is a meaningful [...]

29 May 2018|

EU waste legislation recognises benefits of bioplastics

Revised legislative package on waste acknowledges that bioplastics play a key role in achieving EU recycling goals Berlin, 28 February 2018 – The provisional agreements reached by the European Council and Parliament on the EU waste legislative package published by the Commission in 2015, recognise the benefits of bioplastics. [...]

28 February 2018|

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