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October 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

A successful European Green Deal needs a strong bioeconomy

A successful European Green Deal needs a strong bioeconomy

The big picture, as formulated in the European Green Deal, is quite clear: Europe needs to become a more sustainable, resilient, and competitive economy. The bioeconomy has a huge potential to contribute to the Green Deal transition…

How compostable plastics contribute to soil health

How compostable plastics contribute to soil health

Soil is an essential non-renewable resource that plays a central role in our lives. In order to specify the conditions for a healthy soil and soil restoration, the European Commission (EC) is currently developing a new EU law on soil health…

Bioplastics community gathers at EUBP Conference in Berlin – programme available now

Bioplastics community gathers at EUBP Conference in Berlin – programme available now

The European Bioplastics (EUBP) Conference, the leading business and networking event for the bioplastics industry, will take place on 6/7 December 2022 in Berlin. Its long-awaited conference programme was just recently published…

K 2022 – strong interest in bioplastics at plastics’ most important trade fair

K 2022 – strong interest in bioplastics at plastics’ most important trade fair

After a three-years break, the K show finally returned to Düsseldorf and so did European Bioplastics. During the eight trade fair days, over 3,000 exhibitors attracted some 176,000 visitors. Certainly, EUBP didn’t want to miss this global meeting of the plastics industry...

Member portrait: Asahi Kasei

Member portrait: Asahi Kasei

In each issue of the European Bioplastics Newsletter, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, Nana Fujishiro from Asahi Kasei, shares some interesting insights on her company..

Policy News: October 2022

Policy News: October 2022

  • Definition of ‘recyclability’ takes centre stage in draft EU packaging law
  • How environmental regulation can drive innovation: Lessons learned from a systematic review
  • Biorefineries – the engine of the bio-based economy
News from the members: October 2022

News from the members: October 2022

  • Avantium and Sphera cut GHG emissions with Dutch sugar beet-based plantMPG
  • TotalEnergies Corbion and Tomra announce successful demonstration of PLA bioplastic sortability
  • Neste and partners join forces to create a bioplastics supply chain  
News in brief: October 2022

News in brief: October 2022

  • BioAustralian researchers discover seaweed solution as PFAS alternative for fast-food packaging
  • Biodegradation of plastics accurately tracked in soil
  • The European plastics industry makes steady progress towards circularity and carbon neutrality are flourishing

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.  

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Workshop Compostable Materials in a Circular Economy

The workshop takes place on 5 December in Berlin and aims to set up a dialogue with the organics recycling industry and policy makers to understand where and how compostable materials can contribute to a circular economy. Presentations from three leading compost experts on their experiences in processing compostable materials will be followed by a panel discussion and a brainstorming session. The workshop will be hosted by BASF, Natureworks, Novamont, and Futamura. The event precedes the 17th European Bioplastics Conference on 6 and 7 December 2022 in Berlin.
Click here to register. 



1 – 4 November 2022
Barcelona, Spain
Sustainability in Packaging Europe
10 November 2022
8. Kooperationsforum Biopolymere (in German)
14/15 November 2022
Cologne, Germany (hybrid)
Advanced Recycling Conference
5 December 2022
Berlin, Germany
Workshop: Compostable Materials in a Circular Economy 
6/7 December 2022
Berlin, Germany (hybrid)
17th European Bioplastics Conference



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