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April 2021

Dear readers,

We are pleased to share the new issue of the European Bioplastics Newsletter 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

“Certified compostable organic waste bags improve quality of organic waste” experts confirm, contradicting recent misleading media reports on organic waste collection

“Certified compostable organic waste bags improve quality of organic waste” experts confirm, contradicting recent misleading media reports on organic waste collection

Contrary to popular belief, certified, industrial compostable organic waste bags neither bear harm for soil or human health, nor do they contribute to the problem of microplastics, as experts underline. On the contrary, they convey chances for a higher quality and quantity of collected organic waste... 


Is “bio” the way forward?

For the EU Horizon 2020-funded project BIO-PLASTICS EUROPE “bio” is indeed the way forward. With 22 partners from 13 countries, the project represents both, the research and the industry sector. BPE supports the EU Plastics Strategy and seeks to promote circularity in the economy by contributing to the uptake of sustainable bio-based plastics…

Member portrait: KIK Compounds SRL

Member portrait: KIK Compounds SRL

In each issue of the Bioplastics Newsletter, we present some facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Germano Craia, Chief Executive Office of KIK Compounds SRL, shares some interesting insights on his company...

News from the members: April 2021

News from the members: April 2021

  • Total Corbion PLA enters engineering stage for new PLA plant in Grandpuits, France
  • Bakery packaging by Taghleef eases eco-concerns
  • Avantium and Cosun Beet with plans to jointly build and operate bio-based glycols plant 
News in brief: April 2021

News in brief: April 2021

  • UK Government may ban oxo-degradable plastics following consultation
  • New faster way to degrade compostable plastics using water and heat
  • Chinaplas 2021 concludes with more than 150,000 visitors

Renewable Materials Conference (online)

There is a growing market demand for advanced and ready-to-use sustainable material solutions with a low carbon footprint – and fossil-free. In response, nova-Institute has decided to unite all relevant industries in the new Renewable Materials Conference (RMC). Over three days, participants get a complete overview of the latest renewable material solutions from a wide range of sustainable raw materials and technologies. The first day will focus on building blocks and chemicals, the second on polymers and plastics, and the third on plastic and composite materials. The Renewable Materials Conference is the follow-up event to this year’s “13th International Conference on Bio-based Materials”, thus, building on a successful history of previous conferences.

The conference has been switched to a virtual format taking place online on 18–20 May 2021. Recipients of the EUBP Newsletter receive a 20% discount. Register here by using the discount code: EuropeanBioplastics2021 


5/6 May 2021European Symposium on Biomaterials and Related Areas (online)
18 - 20 May 2021 Renewable Materials Conference (hybrid)
22/23 September 20212nd PHA platform World Congress, Cologne, Germany
6/7 October 2021EFIB, Vienna, Austria


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