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Member portrait: IN.PACK Machinery

2022-06-30T16:58:54+02:0030 June 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In each issue of the Bioplastics Newsletter, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, Pietro Santoro, CEO at IN.PACK Machinery, shares some interesting insights on his company. 5 facts about IN.PACK Machinery, Italy PACK Machinery, comprising of Amutec, Mobert and SCAE, is a leading designer and manufacturer of [...]

Practical test successfully completed: compostable bags made from renewable raw materials convinced consumers

2022-04-29T13:03:46+02:0029 April 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Nico Arbeck, Head of Department Material Use at C.A.R.M.E.N. e.V. Read below a guest article by Nico Arbeck, Head of Department Material Use at C.A.R.M.E.N. e.V. Final report available Together with nine partners, C.A.R.M.E.N. e.V. carried out the model project "Practical test of compostable bags – circular economy with compostable fruit and [...]

United Nations recognise bioplastics as sustainable alternative to conventional plastics

2022-01-28T14:18:18+01:0028 January 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

In modern agriculture you can find a great number of plastic products that help improving the efficiency and, thus, the yield of the cultivated product. However, due to certain conditions that accompany many agricultural procedures, a not-negligible share of plastic remains in the soil. Especially in areas of intensive agriculture, significant amounts of microplastic [...]

Spanish study: compostable bioplastics fully biodegrade during industrial composting process and, thus, don’t generate microplastics

2022-01-28T14:18:07+01:0028 January 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

A recently conducted study which focused on the identification and quantification of microplastics in final refined compost found no remains of used EN 13432 certified industrial compostable bioplastics. If correctly composted, their use does not contribute to the increase of microplastic pollution.  Microplastics and their potential environmental and health impacts have been of growing concern in recent years. Compost produced from separately [...]

News in brief: January 2022

2022-01-28T14:17:26+01:0028 January 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Study Shows Consumers Favor Sustainability in Products & Packaging  The Plant Based Products Council (PBPC) recently released its annual consumer research study showing growing consumer demand for products made from renewable and sustainable materials. In general, the study found 61% of consumers are more interested in companies who produce or use plant-based products. At [...]

News from the members: November/December 2021

2021-12-16T14:15:34+01:0016 December 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

PLA with “20% recycled content” unveiled by Total Corbion  Total Corbion PLA launched a new Luminy PLA (Poly Lactic Acid) made with chemically recycled post-industrial and post-consumer waste, which, according to the company, is the world’s first commercially available bioplastic product of its kind. Luminy PLA grades offer the same properties, characteristics, and regulatory approvals as virgin Luminy PLA, but are partially made from [...]

United Nations recommends bioplastics as a sustainable alternative to conventional plastics

2021-12-13T21:09:37+01:0013 December 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 14 December 2021 – Last week the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) published a report assessing the sustainability of agricultural plastic products[1] recommending the replacement of non-biodegradable, conventional polymers with biodegradable, bio-based polymers. “We welcome this recognition of the environmental benefits of these bioplastic products”, commented François de Bie, [...]

News from the members: October 2021

2021-10-29T14:11:28+02:0029 October 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Tetra Pak expands production of plant-based coatings for aseptic cartons to North America As demand for sustainable packaging continues to grow, Tetra Pak has expanded production of aseptic cartons made with sugarcane-based polyethylene (PE) coatings to their Denton, Texas converting plant. The cartons incorporating plant-based PE will come with a plant-based cap, also derived from sugarcane. The plant-based PE coating offers [...]

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 [...]

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