Posts including "bio-based":

Essential Requirements for Packaging should consider benefits of bioplastics

2020-08-31T16:36:38+02:0031 August 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The European Commission (EC) is currently revising the Essential Requirements for Packaging as part of the amendment of the EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD). They relate to the manufacturing and composition of packaging, its reusable and recoverable nature as well as to the minimization of hazardous materials. These requirements, and the associated [...]

News in brief: July/August 2020

2020-08-31T17:11:58+02:0031 August 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

15th European Bioplastics Conference goes virtual In response to the on-going Corona pandemic, European Bioplastics (EUBP) decided to make this year’s EUBP Conference a virtual happening. The online format enables us to go new ways in discussing bioplastics. It will focus on the latest innovations as well as on environmental aspects and opportunities for [...]

Member portrait: United Biopolymers S.A.

2020-08-31T15:33:31+02:0031 August 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

António Mendes Ferreira, CEO of United Biopolymers S.A. In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present five facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, António Mendes Ferreira, CEO of United Biopolymers S.A., shares some interesting insights on his company. 5 facts about United Biopolymers S.A., Portugal United Biopolymers is [...]

Biowaste management remains untapped potential for the European Union

2020-07-01T09:47:46+02:0030 June 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A report recently published by the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) and Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) shows that with only 16% of the biowaste potential being used, the biowaste management still remains an untapped potential for the European Union to further transition to a Circular Economy. Both organizations jointly produced a first-of-its-kind report estimating the [...]

News in brief: June 2020

2020-06-30T13:30:55+02:0030 June 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

European Bioplastics appoints new Head of EU Affairs in Brussels  European Bioplastics announced the appointment of Joanna Dupont-Inglis as new Head of European Affairs. She assumed her position on 1 June 2020 and will be based in Brussels.  “With her broad experience in the bioeconomy, we are very happy to have Joanna on board. EUBP has been [...]

EU study lacks acknowledging benefits of compostable packaging

2020-05-29T13:53:35+02:0029 May 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In the course of implementing the European Strategy for Plastics, so far, the European Commission (EC) initiated a remarkable number of research studies. The recently published study on the ‘Relevance of biodegradable and compostable plastic products in a circular economy’ ranks amongst the most important ones for the bioplastics industry. It aims at contributing [...]

Major beverage producers join pioneer project with bio-based plastic bottles

2020-05-29T13:24:03+02:0029 May 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Paper bottle with PEF prototypeSource: Avantium Last week, The Guardian reported on an interesting project, which has a great potential to revolutionize the beverage industry. The Dutch renewable chemicals company Avantium developed a bio-based plastic bottle made from PEF, which could substitute the conventional plastic bottles made from fossil resources. The bioplastic [...]

News in brief: May 2020

2020-05-29T13:21:47+02:0029 May 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Sales for plastic packaging to increase Global functional additive sales for plastic packaging are forecast to grow during 2020–25 at an annual average rate of 5.3% to approximately $2.3 billion from $1.7 billion in 2019, whilst global barrier coating sales for plastic packaging are forecast to grow during 2020–25 at an annual average rate [...]

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 [...]

After the Covid-19 crisis: Europe’s economic recovery will be Green

2020-04-30T15:35:42+02:0030 April 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Covid-19 is said to have caused the greatest crisis after WW II, having a massive impact not only on European citizens and businesses, but on the people around the entire globe. In the European Union (EU) Member States have individually taken security measures to protect their citizens. These measures also focus on the exchange [...]