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November 2018

Dear readers,

We are pleased to share the November issue of the European Bioplastics Bulletin with you, containing the latest news and insights from the bioplastics industry. If you have any questions, comments, or interesting news or topics to share, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Enjoy the read!
Kind regards from the European Bioplastics team


Reviewed European Bioeconomy Strategy strengthens defossilisation of plastics sector

The European Commission recently delivered its review of the 2012 European Bioeconomy Strategy. The strategy is a step forward towards ensuring that fossil resources are replaced by sustainable natural alternatives for the production of bio-based products such as bio-based plastics and energy. 


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

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 of European Bioplastics (EUBP). “We agree on the importance of reducing single-use plastic products where feasible, but hygiene and food safety cannot be compromised. With regard to some of the concerned single-use products – such as e.g. plates and cutlery –, biodegradable certified compostable plastics provide an organically recyclable alternative“. 


Register now – final speaker line-up released for this year’s 13th European Bioplastics Conference

  Exciting speaker line-up at the 13th European Bioplastics Conference 4/5 December 2018

Join us at the 13th European Bioplastics Conference on 4/5 December 2018 at the TITANIC CHAUSSEE Hotel in Berlin, Germany, and secure your delegate ticket here:



Member portrait: An Phat Plastics and Green Environment JSC

  Member portrait: An Phat Plastics and Green Environment JSC

In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present five facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Mr Pham Anh Dương, Chairman at An Phat Plastics and Green Environment JSC. shares some information on one of the leading packaging manufacturers in Asia.


Danone accelerates the transition towards a circular economy of packaging

Danone announced a series of new commitments and actions to ensure its packaging will become 100% circular, and to accelerate the global transition towards a circular economy of packaging.


News in brief - November 2018

  News in brief - October 2018
  • Novamont reopens Mater-Bioploymer plant in Patrica (Italy)
  • Compostable plastics part of UK Parliament’s sustainability initiative
  • A new bio-plastic plant commissioned by Thyssenkrupp starts operating in China

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