Posts including "ban":

Guidance on single-use plastics directive: European Commission to stick to its timeline

2020-05-25T16:01:50+02:0030 April 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Almost a year has passed since the European Parliament and the European Council adopted the Single-use Plastics Directive (SUPD) in summer 2019. In order to comply with the SUPD, Member States (MS) have two years to bring into force the necessary laws, regulations and administrative provisions. Now, with the deadline ending on 3 July [...]

Bioplastic industry joins fight against Covid-19

2020-05-04T10:46:37+02:0030 April 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In 2019, there was a strong, quite single-minded push against plastics in general from many civil society organisations as well as from major players in the media, and politics predominantly switched to this opinion. Long before the Covid-19 outbreak, industry associations expressed great reservations as to whether the restrictions included in the Single-use Plastics [...]

New French Circular Economy Law brings substantial changes

2020-03-31T10:28:38+02:0031 March 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On 10 February 2020, the French law on fighting waste and the circular economy was enacted after months of discussions between the National Assembly and the Senate. The law contributes to the framework set out by the 2004 French Environmental Charter, and transposes provisions of several related EU regulations. Read in the following a [...]

French Agency for Environment and Energy Management (ADEME) published positive opinion on bioplastic bags

2019-11-29T13:35:52+01:0029 November 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In many EU Member States the political process that led to the Single-use Plastics Directive has initiated dynamic debates around bioplastics. This is also the case in France, where the national parliament is currently discussing a draft law on anti-waste and circular economy. Amongst other possible instruments, the draft also includes restrictions against plastic bags.However, [...]

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 [...]

The debate: biodegradable and compostable plastic bags

2019-05-23T14:08:11+02:0023 May 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hofer’s certified compostable shopping bag with the seedling logo (c) VictorGroup In April, the University of Plymouth published the study "Environmental deterioration of biodegradable, oxo-biodegradable, compostable, and conventional plastic carrier bags in the sea, soil, and open-air over a 3-year period". Days after the publication, European Bioplastics released a press release stating [...]

University of Plymouth study misleads on value of biodegradable and compostable plastics

2019-12-17T15:58:41+01:0030 April 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The study Environmental deterioration of biodegradable, oxo-biodegradable, compostable, and conventional plastic carrier bags in the sea, soil, and open-air over a 3-year period carried out by Imogen E. Napper and Richard C. Thompson of the University of Plymouth, whose results were announced yesterday, intends to provide insights into the ‘environmental deterioration’ of plastic carrier [...]

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 [...]

Spain

2019-03-25T11:02:00+01:004 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inhabitants: 46,4 mio Area: 505,990 km2 NATIONAL WASTE SYSTEM - GENERAL LEGISLATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE Authorities for waste management and organic waste management (if different), and key contacts: At the national level, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment (MAPAMA). Key contact person: Mª José Delgado Alfaro - Deputy director General for Waste. [...]

Go to Top