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Member portrait: NatureWorks

2021-10-07T10:56:07+02:0031 August 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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.  5 facts about NatureWorks, USA  NatureWorks is an advanced materials company offering a broad portfolio of renewably sourced polymers and chemicals. With performance and economics that [...]

The added value of compostable plastics for the circular economy

2021-10-08T10:38:55+02:0029 January 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

For quite some time now, the European Commission (EC) is putting a special focus on biodegradable and compostable polymers when assessing the general role of bioplastics. This becomes obvious when looking at the number of related EU studies and reports that had been published in 2020. The last publication in this regard was the [...]

News in brief: October 2019

2019-10-31T13:41:05+01:0031 October 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Consultation: UK Environmental Agency to revise standard rules sets for biowaste treatment On 21 October, the British Evironmental Agency (EA) initiated an official consultation for the revision of standard rules sets for biowaste treatment. In this regard new consultation guidelines were published. The emphasis of the consultation lies on the reduction of plastic packaging [...]

Succesfull kick-off meeting of the BIOnTOP project

2019-06-27T15:48:01+02:0027 June 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On 18 – 19 June, the BIOnTOP kick-off meeting took place at the premises of project coordinator AIMPLAS in Valencia, Spain. The four-year project aims at delivering bio-based recyclable-by-design cost competitive packaging solutions that can be mechanically recycled, industrially or home compostable, or suitable for anaerobic digestion. Leading experts from 21 organisations based in [...]

Study aims to understand the biodegradation of individual polymers and their blends in managed and unmanaged environments

2019-06-27T14:11:54+02:0027 June 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

(c) American Chemical Society Biodegradable polymers are often promoted as an environmental solution to plastic pollution. However, their degradation in managed and unmanaged environments is not always well understood. The authors of the study “Biodegradable plastic blends create new possibilities for end-of-life management of plastics but they are not a panacea for [...]

Belgium

2019-03-25T11:06:44+01:0011 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inhabitants: 11,3 mio Area: 30,528 km2 NATIONAL WASTE SYSTEM - GENERAL LEGISLATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE Authorities for waste management and organic waste management (if different), and key contacts: Belgium is divided in three autonomous regions: Flanders (FLA), Wallonia (WAL) and Brussels (BRU). As waste management is a regional authority, each of these regions have their own [...]

Finland

2019-03-25T11:06:10+01:0010 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inhabitants: 5,5 mio Area: 338,424 km2 NATIONAL WASTE SYSTEM - GENERAL LEGISLATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE Authorities for waste management and organic waste management (if different), and key contacts: Ministry of the Environment (YM) Environmental Protection Department/Sustainable Materials Economy Ari Seppänen, Counsellor, e-mail: ari.seppanen@ym.fi, phone: +358 295 250 266 Finnish association for biological waste treatment: http://www.biolaitosyhdistys.fi/ Speaker Christoph [...]

France

2019-03-25T11:05:47+01:009 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inhabitants: 67,0 mio Area: 643.801 km2 NATIONAL WASTE SYSTEM - GENERAL LEGISLATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE Authorities for waste management and organic waste management (if different), and key contacts: The Policy maker is The Ministry of Environment. Waste management is shared between municipalities and private companies (like Suez or Veolia for instance). For those, the local Mayor [...]

Germany

2019-03-25T11:05:10+01:008 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inhabitants: 82,2 mio Area: 357,376 km2 NATIONAL WASTE SYSTEM - GENERAL LEGISLATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE Authorities for waste management and organic waste management (if different), and key contacts: German Federal Environmental Protection Agency (Umweltbundesamt) and German Federal Ministry for the Environment (Bundesumweltministerium) Group of organic waste management in the Bundesumweltministerium Dr. Claus-Gerhard Bergs, Referat WA III [...]

Italy

2019-03-25T11:04:26+01:007 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

(Update pending) Inhabitants: 60,6 mio Area: 301,338 km2 NATIONAL WASTE SYSTEM - GENERAL LEGISLATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE Authorities for waste management and organic waste management (if different), and key contacts: CIC – Consorzio Italiano Compostatori Share of organic waste collected separately (latest available figures): In 2010, about 38 % of household waste was separately collected [...]

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