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Joint statement on the importance of the waste hierarchy in calculating recycling targets

2017-07-27T11:37:23+02:0027 July 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

European Bioplastics (EUBP) together with the European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC), European Compost Network (ECN), European Environmental Bureau (EEB), Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE), Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants (CEWEP), European Tyre Recycling Association (ETRA), and European Centre of Employers and Enterprises (CEEP) co-signed a joint statement on the importance of the waste hierarchy in [...]

Recommendations towards the EU Plastics Strategy regarding bioplastics

2017-06-29T12:41:59+02:0029 June 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

At the beginning of this year, the European Commission published its EU Roadmap for a Strategy on Plastics in a Circular Economy. Consultations and discussions around some of the most important issues to be covered by the Strategy on Plastics have already started, showing the complexity of the initiative as well as the need [...]

Successful test on the use of biodegradable carrier bags in anaerobic digestion plants

2017-05-29T15:15:50+02:0029 May 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Novamont, a leader in the development of bioplastics based in Italy, commissioned IGlux Witzenhausen GmbH and Witzenhausen-Institut GmbH to conduct a scientific study into the behaviour of biodegradable carrier bags made from MATER-BI – the bioplastic made by Novamont – in German anaerobic digestion plants. The use of biodegradable bags made from MATER-BI was tested [...]

New report calls to suspend the use of “oxo-degradable” plastics

2017-04-24T13:09:13+02:0024 April 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As set out in the amemdment of the EU Directive on Packaging and Packaging Waste from 2015, the European Commission was tasked to assess the impacts of so-called “oxo-degradable” plastics on the environment and propose “a set of measures to limit their consumption or to reduce any harmful impacts“. To inform the Commission’s decision [...]

New report by New Plastics Economy initiative calls for more compostable plastic packaging

2017-01-31T14:25:43+01:0031 January 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

At the 2017 World Economic Forum in Davos the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the New Plastics Economy initiative presented their new report “The New Plastics Economy – Catalysing Action”. The report provides a set of concrete actions to drive the transition towards a new plastics economy. The report follows the recommendations of the 2016 [...]

Studies show benefits of compostable bio-waste bag in Germany

2017-01-11T08:00:46+01:0024 November 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The deployment of EN 13432 certified compostable bags in the source-segregated collection of bio-waste continues to be a hotly debated topic. The City of Milan has set a prominent example of the crucial role compostable bags can play in a waste management system poised to maximise the material use of bio-waste. Several other cities and [...]

Bonafè presents ambitious amendments of the revised EU waste legislation

2017-01-11T08:00:47+01:0027 June 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Earlier this month (June 2016), MEP Simona Bonafè, Rapporteur of the European Parliament’s Committee on the Environment, published her reports on the revised EU waste legislation and called for more ambitious waste prevention and resource efficiency targets than presented in the Commission’s initial EU Circular Economy Package. European Bioplastics (EUBP) welcomes the draft reports that [...]

EUBP welcomes EP report on revised waste legislation

2017-01-11T08:00:47+01:008 June 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

EU Parliament report on revised waste legislation emphasises the role of bioplastics in the transition to a circular economy Press Release Berlin, 8 June 2016 – European Bioplastics (EUBP), the association representing the bioplastics industry in Europe, welcomes the draft reports on the revised EU waste legislation by MEP Simona Bonafè, Rapporteur of the [...]

The benefits of separate organic waste collection

2017-01-11T08:00:47+01:0015 March 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Since January 2015, separate collection of organic waste is mandatory in Germany. The implementation, however, has been rather slow, and not all municipalities provide separate biowaste collection schemes yet. The German association for compostable products ‘Verbund kompostierbare Produkte e.V.’ therefore recently called for municipalities to implement the separate collection of biowaste and support the [...]

Commission’s Circular Economy Proposal leaves room for more ambitious actions on bio-industries such as bioplastics

2017-01-11T08:00:48+01:0015 December 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On 2 December 2015, the European Commission (EC) published the long awaited new Circular Economy Proposal. European Bioplastics (EUBP) welcomes the EC’s proposal and is looking forward to contributing to the debate on how renewable and biodegradable materials can best fit into this vision. "The proposal is an important step towards closing the carbon [...]

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