Posts including "Belgium":

Member portrait: Normec OWS

2023-01-27T14:37:15+01:0027 January 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In each issue of the European Bioplastics Newsletter, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, Astrid Van Houtte, Marketing & Sales Manager, and Bruno De Wilde, Managing Director Business Development, at Normec OWS share some interesting insights on their company.  5 facts about Normec OWS, Belgium  Since November [...]

News from the members: January 2023

2023-01-27T14:35:44+01:0027 January 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The difficult relationship between science, citizen science, and mass communication. A negative example Guest article by Francesco Degli-Innocenti, Novamont: “Recently, an article titled ‘The Big Compost Experiment: Using citizen science to assess the impact and effectiveness of biodegradable and compostable plastics in UK home composting’ caused quite a stir. I must acknowledge that I [...]

News from the members: December 2022

2022-12-20T15:23:36+01:0020 December 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Futerro to build PLA biorefinery in Normandy  Belgian bioplastics manufacturer Futerro has announced plans to establish Europe's first vertically integrated biorefinery in Normandy, France for the production and recycling of polylactic acid, or PLA. The company already operates a PLA plant in China, which went into operation in October 2020. That first plant has a [...]

News from the members: November 2022

2022-12-01T17:34:52+01:001 December 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Compostables could help fight plastic pollution A recently conducted survey commissioned by TIPA, a manufacturer of compostable packaging solutions headquartered in Israel, and conducted by YouGov has revealed that a large majority of UK adults favour the implementation of a collection system for all recyclable or compostable packaging from households across the UK. The [...]

News in brief: May 2022

2022-05-31T16:05:41+02:0031 May 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

More than half of Gen Z consumers influenced by packaging sustainability, according to new research  New research from the packaging manufacturer and consultancy Duo suggests that 56% of so-called Gen Z consumers – generally considered to be in the 10-25 age range, at present – are less likely to buy from a retailer again [...]

Implementation of the Single-use Plastics Directive or how to create a legislative hotchpotch

2021-10-08T10:38:55+02:0030 September 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Source: European Commission Read in the following an article by Katharina Hinse, Environmental Affairs Manager at European Bioplastics (EUBP).   I thought plastic straws, plastic cutlery, and EPS take-away boxes were banned this summer. So why do I still find them everywhere? Well, as always, it’s complicated: Even though the Directive (EU 2019/904) [...]

Biodegradable or not biodegradable, that is the question

2021-06-28T11:32:02+02:0028 June 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Constance Ißbrücker, Head of Environmental Affairs at European Bioplastics e.V. The Single-use Plastics Directive (SUPD) coming into effect on 3 July 2021 will not only ban several plastic applications, such as cutlery, plates or drinking straws from the market. It will also prohibit all products made from so-called oxo-degradable plastics. The Directive [...]

Member portrait: Futerro

2021-10-07T10:56:07+02:0028 June 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

In each issue of the Bioplastics Newsletter, we present some facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Frédéric Van Gansberghe, Chief Executive Officer of Futerro, shares some interesting insights on his company.    5 facts about Futerro, Belgium  Futerro is working on polylactic acid (PLA) technology since 1992, mastering the complete production cycle, from sugar to PLA.  Commercial production has started in January 2021 with an annual [...]

Member portrait: Sidaplax

2021-10-07T10:56:07+02:0018 December 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Roel Seegers, Business Development Manager for bio-based and compostable films, Sidaplax In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present some facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Roel Seegers, Business Development Manager for bio-based and compostable films at Sidaplax, shares some interesting insights on his company.    5 facts about Sidaplax, Belgium  As one of the world’s largest PLA film [...]

Member portrait: TÜV Austria Belgium

2021-10-07T10:56:07+02:0030 April 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Philippe Dewolfs, Manager Bioplastics Certification, TÜV Austria Belgium In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present five facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Philippe Dewolfs, Manager Bioplastics Certification, shares some interesting insights on his company. 5 facts about TÜV Austria Belgium, Belgium TÜV AUSTRIA, a leading, impartial and [...]