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September 2022

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

Transition to climate neutrality needs accurate accounting for biogenic carbon

Transition to climate neutrality needs accurate accounting for biogenic carbon

The Product Environmental Footprint method could become the EU’s guiding approach for environmental impact assessment; to be fit for purpose, it should appraise the carbon footprint of bio-based products...

BON Europe comments on revision of PPWD 

BON Europe comments on revision of PPWD

The Bioplastics Organisation Network Europe, a collaboration of nine national bioplastics associations from across Europe, has published a joint position to raise some crucial concerns on the current revision of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive…

PLA compostable bioplastics, towards a circular economy

PLA compostable bioplastics, towards a circular economy

Guest article by Maelenn Macedo-Ravard, Regulatory and Sustainability Manager at TotalEnergies Corbion BV, on the role of PLA compostable plastics in a circular economy...

EUBPConf 2022: Not registered yet? Get your pass and don’t miss out on our exciting line-up of speakers!

EUBPConf 2022: Not registered yet? Get your pass and don’t miss out on our exciting line-up of speakers!

The 17th European Bioplastics Conference is approaching with great strides, and we are excited to welcome you on 6/7 December 2022 in Berlin or online. The hybrid format will offer a great selection of speakers including representatives of DG CLIMA, DG ENVI, European Compost Network, ECHO, Natureworks, BPI, Neste…

Member portrait: CovationBio

Member portrait: CovationBio

In each issue of the European Bioplastics Newsletter, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, Peter von den Kerkhoff, Account Executive EMEA at CovationBio, shares some interesting insights on his company

Policy News: September 2022

Policy News: September 2022

  • What did the debate on the State of the European Union tell us about the future of sustainable packaging?
  • White House unveils strategy to grow trillion-dollar U.S. bioeconomy
  • Canada takes further steps on plastic recyclability, composability and tracking
News from the members: September 2022

News from the members: September 2022

  • Sulzer has partnered with CELLiCON to scale up its groundbreaking manufacturing technology for nano structured cellulose
  • New CEO for Novamont’s Biobag subsidiary
  • Danimer Scientific joins White House-hosted summit on biotech and biomanufacturing
News in brief: September 2022

News in brief: September 2022

  • Biodegradable plastic mulch: a climate-smart agricultural practice
  • Bioplastic records could help defossilize music business, says developer
  • USD 450,000 grant awarded to improve PEF production

EUBP at K-Fair in Düsseldorf

EUBP is looking very much forward to be part of this year’s K-Fair in Düsseldorf (19-26 October), the leading business platform for the plastics and rubber industry. Come around and visit us at our booth B10 in hall 7a and learn more about bioplastics. You will receive an update on the political discussions, our organizational work as well as on current developments in the industry. Also have a look at the comprehensive selection of product samples made from bio-based, biodegradable and compostable plastic provided by our members. This year, as a special attraction, our booth will be equipped with a 3D-printer creating little take-away surprises made from PLA. 


3rd Bioplastics Business Breakfast

Again, bioplastics will play an important role at K'2022, the world's biggest trade show on plastics and rubber. That is why we are organizing now for the fifth time the Bioplastics Business Breakfasts (B³). On three days (20-22 October 2022), bioplastics MAGAZINE will host a Bioplastics Business Breakfast: From 8 am to 12:30 pm, the delegates will have the chance to listen to and discuss high-class presentations and benefit from a unique networking opportunity. The conference will be held at the Congress Center on the fairgrounds of the K-show and includes free access to K'2022. The event topics are the following: 20 October (Thursday): Bioplastics in Packaging; 21 October (Friday): PHA, opportunities and challenges; 22 October (Saturday): Bioplastics in Durable Applications. Click here to learn more about the event.  


EFIB 2022 - European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy

26-27 October 2022, more than 500 industry leaders, SMEs representatives, policy makers and academia are expected in-person in Vilnius, Lithuania to Europe’s leading event on industrial biotechnology and the bioeconomy under the title ‘Next generation economies: Industrial biotechnology for a sustainable society’. The Forum will be hosted by the Lithuanian Biotechnology Association (LBTA) together with Go Vilnius – the city’s official business and tourism development agency.  Register now  and benefit from 10% discount using a code:  MEDIA-EFIB2022 


Advanced Recycling Conference 2022

The debut of the Advanced Recycling Conference (ARC) will take place in a hybrid format on 14-15 November in Cologne, Germany. It aims to provide an overview and in-depth insight of all available plastic recycling technologies. It will focus on different plastic waste streams, environmental impacts, and political topics. The unique concept of presenting all advanced recycling solutions and related topics at one event will guarantee a comprehensive and exciting conference experience, including technologies such as extrusion, dissolution, solvolysis, enzymolysis, pyrolysis, thermal depolymerisation, gasification, and incineration with Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU). With the addressed topics the conference provides a new home for technology providers, related industries, waste management companies, plastic manufacturers, brands, and investors as well as policy makers and scientists active in the versatile and interdisciplinary field of recycling. It is also accompanied by a trade exhibition.  



4 – 7 October 2022
Gothenburg, Sweden
Scanpack 2022
6 – 7 October 2022
Brussels, Belgium
EU Bioeconomy Conference 2022
19 - 26 October 2022
Düsseldorf, German
K-Fair 2022
26 / 27 October 2022
Vilnius, Lithuania
EFIB 2022
10 November 2022
8. Kooperationsforum Biopolymere (in German)
6/7 December 2022
Berlin, Germany
17th European Bioplastics Conference



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