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February 2019

Dear readers,

We are pleased to share the February 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


Call for papers – 14th European Bioplastics Conference

European Bioplastics (EUBP) invites proposals for the 14th European Bioplastics Conference taking place on 3/4 December 2019 at the Titanic Chaussee Hotel in Berlin, Germany. This year’s conference will focus on advanced innovations in bioplastics as well as on environmental aspects and opportunities for growth.


NatureWorks announces 100 percent third-party certified sustainable feedstock by 2020

  NatureWorks announces 100 percent third-party certified sustainable feedstock by 2020

A new initiative at NatureWorks will ensure that, by 2020, 100 percent of the agricultural feedstock for Ingeo™ PLA and Vercet™ performance chemicals (lactides) will be certified by the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification System (ISCC) according to the ISCC PLUS system of best practices in agricultural production.


Biome Bioplastics and Futamura partner to demonstrate compostable multilayer packaging

Biome Bioplastics and Futamura have partnered to demonstrate a range of bio-based and compostable multilayer films. The materials offer competitive performance, while tackling the negative environmental impact of traditional oil-based, non-recyclable multilayer packaging. Sustainable alternatives to challenging packaging formats such as multilayer pouches will be key to meeting the UK Plastics Pact target of 70% of plastic packaging being effectively recycled or composted by 2025.


Member portrait: Mosca GmbH

  Member portrait: Mosca GmbH

In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present five facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Mr Axel Beyer, Plastic Engineer at the strap production of Mosca GmbH, shares some information on one of the leading machine and strap manufacturers.


News in brief: February 2019

  1. Global Plastic Leak Project kicks off to tackle plastic and microplastic leakage
  2. A new study by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission analyses the bio-based chemicals market in Europe
  3. AIMPLAS obtains TÜV Austria certification
  4. Carbiolice and Carbios close an agreement with Novozymes for the long-term supply of enzymes for the production of home compostable bioplastics

Job opportunity

Nestle is looking for a R&D Packaging Biodegradation Senior Specialist.

bio!TOY B2B Conference, 27-28 March, Nuremberg, Germany

The polymer supply chain, the toy industry, brands, and the media are meeting for the first time in Nuremberg (Germany), the “Toy City”, on March 27-28.

Toys are perfect to highlight the role of bio-based and biodegradable solutions to address product safety, functionality, and sustainability in the current plastic debate. These complex topics combine well with positive messages such as playful education, joy, creativity - and a good future.

The event is part of a strategic approach. Using the momentum of increased interest, with very nice products on the market, and serious brand announcements, the conference shall inspire players and partnerships. A tabletop exhibition and communication programme will serve these goals.

More than 60 representatives have already registered, amongst them leading toy brands such as Mattel, Playmobil or Ravensburger. The organisers recommend early booking due to space limitations. Sponsors would invest in building a future market.



4-6 March 2019
Baltimore, MD, USA
Biopolymers 2019 - Exploring the advancements and frontiers in the field of biopolymers
7-8 March 2019
London, United Kingdom
IndentiPlast 2019
20-21 March 2019
Cologne, Germany
7th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers 


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