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News In Brief – March 2018

2018-07-02T09:40:30+00:0022 March 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Netherlands to ban oxo-degradable plastics: After France and Spain implemented actions in 2017 to limit the production, distribution, sale, provision and utilization of packaging or bags made from oxo-degradable plastics – conventional plastics that falsely claim to biodegrade – the Netherlands now, too, announced plans for a complete ban of oxo-degradable plastics. "A [...]

In brief (January 2018)

2018-01-29T15:04:07+00:0029 January 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Non-biodegradable cotton buds prohibited in Italy from 2019: Italy will be the first country to ban non-biodegradable plastic cotton buds as of 2019. The Italian parliament adopted a proposal on 19 December 2017 to only allow the production and sale of cotton buds that are biodegradable and compostable according to the European standard EN [...]

Member portrait: JinHui ZhaoLong

2017-12-22T10:19:16+00:0018 December 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Janice Li, CEO of JinHui ZhaoLong shares some information on one of the leading producers of biodegradable plastics in China. 5 facts about JinHui ZhaoLong, China Janice Li, CEO of JinHui ZhaoLong JinHui [...]

Over 150 organisations back call to ban oxo-degradable plastic packaging

2017-11-22T13:39:22+00:0022 November 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Oxo statement, New Plastics Economy, 2017 Oxo-degradable plastics are being produced and sold in many countries, with society being led to believe they safely biodegrade in nature. Yet significant evidence suggests oxo-degradable plastics do not safely biodegrade but fragment into small pieces, contributing to microplastics pollution. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics [...]

Scientific view on the plastic bag debate by Fraunhofer UMSICHT

2017-08-02T15:34:01+00:0027 July 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On the occasion of the International Plastic Bag Free Day at the beginning of July, German-based research institute Fraunhofer UMSICHT published a position paper on plastic bags that looks at the pros and cons of the use of plastic bags compared to other alternatives such as paper or cotton bags from a scientific perspective, [...]

Oxo-degradable plastics increasingly under fire in Europe

2017-02-28T09:32:26+00:0028 February 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Spain announced plans to ban the sale of lightweight oxo-degradable bags from 2018 onwards under a new law drafted by the Spanish agriculture and environment ministry. The law implements an EU directive to reduce the consumption of lightweight plastic carrier bags. The draft also includes a minimum price on plastic bags above 15 microns [...]

These were the highlights that shaped bioplastics in 2016

2017-01-11T08:00:44+00:0020 December 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

2016 has been another eventful, promising, and successful year for bioplastics. While the discussions around the EU Circular Economy Package and first regulatory changes in the Members States reshape the legislative and economic landscape for businesses involved in the bioeconomy in Europe, the bioplastics industry continues to drive innovation in new bioplastics solutions and the development [...]

In brief – September 2016

2017-01-11T08:00:46+00:0028 September 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Bio-TPV as a substitute for soft PVC on floors: Fraunhofer Umsicht is developing a bio-based TPV material that could conceivably replace soft PVC in vinyl flooring. The researchers at Fraunhofer Umsicht are exploring the possibilities of a new, plasticizer-free, bio-based, thermoplastic vulcanizate (Bio-TPV) consisting of a soft, bio-based component, such as natural rubber, dispersed in [...]

EP Intergroup discusses the future of plastic materials in the circular economy

2017-01-11T08:00:47+00:003 May 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On 7 April 2016, the European Parliament Intergroup on ‘Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development’ invited a group of policy-makers and experts from regional authorities, NGOs and other stakeholders along the plastics value chain to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the role of plastics in the circular economy at a meeting entitled "The [...]

In Brief – May 2016

2017-01-11T08:00:47+00:003 May 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

InnoviaFilms sells Celophane business to Futamaura: Earlier in April 2016, InnoviaFilms announced it had signed an agreement with Japanese plastics manufacturer Futamura Chemicals Co Ltd to sell its Celophane business and assets, including its NatureFlex bioplastics film production. Innovia Group, which manufactures high-tech film products for industrial applications and banknotes says it will further strengthen [...]