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July/August 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

Single Use Plastics and Compostable Biopolymers – The India Story

Single Use Plastics and Compostable Biopolymers – The India Story

Read in the following a guest article by Vikram Bhanushali, President of our partner association, the Indian Compostable Polymer Association (ICPA), about compostable plastics in India... 

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USDA’s report demonstrates importance of bio-based industry

USDA’s report demonstrates importance of bio-based industry

On 29 July, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Justin Maxson unveiled an Economic Impact Analysis of the U.S. Biobased Products Industry. The report demonstrates that the bio-based industry is a substantial generator of economic activity…

Johnny Cash would have used compostable liner bags too – a composting story from Nashville, Tennessee

Johnny Cash would have used compostable liner bags too – a composting story from Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville, Tennessee, USA has not only been home of one of the world’s greatest singers, Mr. Johnny Cash, but also home of a pioneer of organic recycling in the area...

Member portrait: NatureWorks

Member portrait: NatureWorks

Member portrait: NatureWorks 

In each issue of the Bioplastics Newsletter, we present some facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Leah Ford, Global Marketing & Communications Manager of NatureWorks, shares some interesting insights on her company

News from the members: July/August 2021

News from the members: July/August 2021

  • AIMPLAS project to boost sustainability in the Valencia Region
  • Sulzer Chemtech’s New Development Partnership to Produce Bio-based Foamed Polymers
  • Danimer Scientific to acquire biodegradable polymer producer Novomer 
News in brief: July/August 2021

News in brief: July/August 2021

  • European Bioplastics joins “BioPlastik” network
  • Bioplastics Week 2021
  • EU single-use plastic ban fails to account for bioplastics

bio!TOY - Sustainable Plastic Toys Event

Plastics are the most commonly used materials for toys. Both toy makers and plastic raw material suppliers have started to develop and market products made from circular and biobased materials. The second edition of the bio!TOY conference, taking place on 7/8 September in Nuremberg, Germany, will showcase what has been achieved so far and what is to come in the nearer future. The presentations and exhibits will give an up-to-date overview of sustainable polymer and toy innovation. Speakers from leading industries and brands as well as innovators from smaller businesses and technology experts are part of this two-day business conference organized by the bioplastics MAGAZINE and narocon InnovationConsulting. An accompanying tabletop exhibition, networking breaks and a social evening will enable inspiring individual talks. 

For registration and more information about bio!TOY, please visit the conference website. 


EFIB 2021 - European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy

6-7 October 2021, industry leaders, SMEs representatives, policy makers, and academia are expected in Vienna, Austria to join Europe’s leading event on industrial biotechnology and the bioeconomy under the title “Delivering the EU Green Deal: Industrial biotechnology into business”. In order to understand and overcome these challenges and prosper in tomorrow’s bioeconomy, industry experts throughout the vibrant and innovative bio-based community will come together to discuss the key issues and gain a snapshot of the most significant developments on scale up of commercial biorefineries around the world. 

Recipients of the EUBP Newsletter receive a 10% discount. For registration and more information about EFIB2021, please visit the EFIB website and use the discount code: MEDIA-2021-Bioplastic 

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RSB Annual Conference 2021 (virtual)

The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials’ (RSB) flagship annual event is back and takes place on 15-18 November 2021. With a fully virtual, interactive platform, the event will enable even more engagement from across RSB’s global stakeholder community. Join RSB for this four-day conference providing powerful content to enable you to meaningfully engage in the development of solutions, approaches, and programmes to achieve the RSB vision of a truly sustainable bio-based and circular economy. You can expect multiple tracks for fuels and materials, member exclusive sessions to discuss and agree on important updates to the RSB Standard and conduct chamber discussions and practical sessions designed to find solutions that advance the systemic change required now. 

Recipients of the EUBP Newsletter receive a 20% discount. For registration and more information about RSB’s Annual Conference, please visit the RSB website and use the discount code: EUBP20  



7/8 September 2021bio!TOY - Sustainable Plastic Toys Event 
20 October 2021Workshop: Upcycling of Bio Plastic of Food & Drink Packaging (virtual)
19/20 October 2021 International Congress on Biomass, Brussels, Belgium
6/7 October 2021EFIB, Vienna, Austria
15-18 November 2021RSB ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2021 (virtual) 
30 Nov - 1 Dec 202116th European Bioplastics Conference, Berlin, Germany


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