Posts including "bio-based":

New German Packaging Law: European Bioplastics demands complete implementation

2019-10-31T14:12:50+01:0031 October 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Bioplastics are a key driver for new developments in the plastic industry. The innovative materials play a key role in the transition to a circular economy, where fossil raw materials are substituted by renewable resources, and resource efficiency is at the forefront. The new German Packaging Law (VerpackG), which only came into effect in [...]

Join the Pipe: Dutch start-up attacks plastic pollution with tap water in stylish Bio PE bottles

2019-10-31T13:43:58+01:0031 October 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

How can people be tempted to drink tap water instead of spring water out of single use bottles in order to help reducing plastic waste? The Amsterdam based disruptive innovator Join the Pipe has the answer and used it for a very successful and at the same time sustainable development project. By installing bottle [...]

Member portrait: Department of Agrobiotechnology (IFA-Tulln)

2019-10-31T13:41:54+01:0031 October 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Ass.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.nat.techn. Norbert Mundigler, Head of Institute of Natural Materials Technology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present five facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Ass.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.nat.techn. Norbert Mundigler, Head of Institute of Natural Materials Technology, shares [...]

News in brief: October 2019

2019-10-31T13:41:05+01:0031 October 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Consultation: UK Environmental Agency to revise standard rules sets for biowaste treatment On 21 October, the British Evironmental Agency (EA) initiated an official consultation for the revision of standard rules sets for biowaste treatment. In this regard new consultation guidelines were published. The emphasis of the consultation lies on the reduction of plastic packaging [...]

Event with MEP Bogovič underlines importance of bioplastics to achieve a circular economy

2019-09-26T19:30:24+01:0026 September 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

from left to right: Eva Štraser (Evegreen/Bioplasticpot), Stephan Kabasci (Fraunhofer UMSICHT), Mariagiovanna Vetere (EUBP/NatureWorks), Franc Bogovič (MEP) , François de Bie (EUBP/Total Corbion PLA), Kristy-Barbara Lange (EUBP) On 24 September, European Bioplastics, together with MEP Franc Bogovič (EPP, Slovenia), held a working breakfast in the European Parliament on the role of bio-based [...]

14th European Bioplastics Conference 3/4 December 2019 – Sneak Preview of confirmed speakers

2019-10-11T14:11:36+01:0026 September 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Join us at the 14th European Bioplastics Conference on 3/4 December 2019 at the TITANIC CHAUSSEE Hotel in Berlin, Germany, and secure your delegate ticket here. We are happy to announce our first confirmed keynote speakers: Enrico Nieddu (Merieux NutriSciences) talks about the safety assessment of food-contact bioplastics. Peter von den Kerkhoff (DuPont) will [...]

Member portrait: Indochine Bio Plastiques (ICBP)

2019-09-26T19:26:22+01:0026 September 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Amir Bin Abul Hasan Ashari, Managing Director, Indochine Bio Plastiques In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present five facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Mr Amir Bin Abul Hasan Ashari, Managing Director at Indochine Bio Plastiques, shares some information on the company: 5 facts about Indochine Bio [...]

Nova-Institute published open letter to JRC on comparability of bio-based and petrochemical polymers

2019-09-26T19:23:24+01:0026 September 2019|Tags: , , , , |

There are published standards for life cycle assessments (LCA) that provide guidance on how to compare different polymers fairly with regard to their environmental impacts. However, the rules still leave sufficient room for manoeuvre to specify the methods by which such comparisons are to be carried out. The fact that there is still a [...]

News in brief: August/September 2019

2019-09-26T19:21:07+01:0026 September 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

German Packaging Act: minimum standards for assessment of recycling capability lack promotion of bioplastics Packaging must become more recyclable and environmentally friendly. The recycling rates defined in the new German Packaging Act, which came into effect on 1 January 2019, are otherwise impossible to achieve. An important tool to implement the legislation, are the [...]

FEAD position ignores role of compostable plastics in achieving circular economy

2019-09-26T18:35:08+01:0013 September 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 13 September 2019 – Regarding FEAD’s (European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services) latest position paper “Biodegradable and Bio-Based Plastics”, European Bioplastics (EUBP) believes that FEAD displays an incomplete perception on how a circular economy can be achieved. Unfortunately, the association exclusively focuses on mechanical recycling while at the same time refusing [...]