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News in brief: September 2021

2021-09-30T13:22:25+02:0030 September 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Promising interim results of field test with compostable plastic bags in supermarkets  Since mid-March 2021, in the German city of Straubingen, supermarkets of the EDEKA and REWE company participate in a field test with compostable vegetable and fruit bags. Recently, first very positive interim results of a consumer survey and a compost analysis have been published. According to the survey, consumers showed a very high level of acceptance for the use of compostable [...]

Single Use Plastics and Compostable Biopolymers – The India Story

2021-09-01T12:54:19+02:0031 August 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Vikram Bhanushali, President of the Indian Compostable Polymer Association (ICPA) Read in the following a guest article by Vikram Bhanushali, President of our partner association, the Indian Compostable Polymer Association (ICPA).  India’s single use plastics (SUP) packaging growth is on an exponential trajectory. Reports estimate the packaging consumption in India has doubled in the past [...]

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

2021-08-31T15:38:24+02:0031 August 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Earth mover working on pile of compost in industrial facility 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. In 2011, Edward Wansing launched The Compost Company (TCC) in Ashland City, [...]

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 [...]

News from the members: June 2021

2021-06-28T11:30:46+02:0028 June 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

EarthFirst Films by PSI produces first PHA home compostable packaging film  EarthFirst Films by PSI, a global bioplastic film technology and manufacturing company, announced in an 18 May statement the successful completion of the first commercial run of PHA - polyhydroxyalkanoate - home compostable packaging film. Although the PHA materials have been certified, the film will go through [...]

Member portrait: Coperion GmbH

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

In each issue of the Bioplastics Newsletter, we present some facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Levin Batschauer, Sales Manager Bioplastics, Business Unit Compounding, Recycling, and Battery of Coperion GmbH, shares some interesting insights on his company.    5 facts about Coperion, Germany  Coperion is an international technology leader in compounding and extrusion systems, feeding and weighing technology, bulk material handling systems and services. It designs, develops, manufactures, and [...]

Using LCA to compare bio-based and fossil-based plastics is not that simple

2021-03-30T11:08:12+02:0030 March 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Constance Ißbrücker, Head of Environmental Affairs at European Bioplastics e.V. Life cycle assessment (LCA) has evolved to be the preferred tool to assess the environmental sustainability of certain products and materials. Recently it has also been used with great enthusiasm to compare bio-based with fossil-based plastics. It seems to be an easy instrument to draw [...]

“Certified compostable organic waste bags improve quality of organic waste” experts confirm, contradicting recent misleading media reports on organic waste collection

2021-04-29T17:24:52+02:0029 March 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Contrary to popular belief, certified, industrial compostable organic waste bags neither bear harm for soil or human health, nor do they contribute to the problem of microplastics, as experts underline. On the contrary, they convey chances for a higher quality and quantity of collected organic waste. Read in the following a guest commentary by the Verbund kompostierbare Produkte e.V. (Association for Compostable Products / “Verbund”).  For many years now, the [...]

The role of compostable plastics within the circular economy

2021-03-17T13:40:37+01:0017 March 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On 3 March 2021, the EUBP webinar “Organic recycling within the circular economy: the role of compostable plastics” explored the contribution of biodegradable and compostable plastics to help the EU to meet its organic waste recovery targets by the end of 2023. In order to establish a truly circular economy, the EU needs to capture this untapped potential by collecting and organically recycling this waste into high value compost for soil enrichment.   In her welcome statement, our host MEP [...]

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 [...]

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