Controversial assumptions of study by University of Bonn create misleading interpretation of bioplastics’ environmental impact

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The recent study “Land use mediated GHG emissions and spillovers from increased consumption of bioplastics” published by the University of Bonn calls into question the contribution of bio-based plastics to climate change mitigation. Although the study describes that fossil-based plastics are responsible for 15 percent of the global CO2 emissions*, it fails to acknowledge [...]

Member portrait: POLIFILM

20 December 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present five facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Mrs Maria Heinze, Project Manager R&D at POLIFILM shares some information on a leading manufacturer of extrusion and protective films. Sustainability is teamwork – also at POLIFILM (Photo credit: Thilo Schoch photo+videographer) 5 [...]

Single-use plastics directive fails to acknowledge potential of biodegradable plastics

20 December 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 20 December 2018 - The European institutions have reached an agreement on a directive to curb the use of a number of single-use plastic products in the EU, which aims to prevent and reduce marine litter of these products. European Bioplastics (EUBP) fully supports the transition from a linear to a ‘no-leakage’ circular [...]

Record attendance and innovative solutions at the 13th European Bioplastics Conference

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Berlin, 7 December 2018 – The 13th European Bioplastics Conference, which took place on 4/5 December 2018 in Berlin, put bioplastics in the spotlight for over 400 senior executives from across the bioplastics value chain, including brands, policy makers, academia, and NGOs, by meeting the demand for more sustainable, resource-efficient, and functional solutions. The sold-out event [...]

New market data: The positive trend for the bioplastics industry remains stable

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Berlin, 5 December 2018 – The results of the European Bioplastics’ annual market data update, presented today at the 13th European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin, confirm a stable growth of the global bioplastics industry. “The global market for bioplastics is predicted to grow by roughly 25 percent over the next five years“, says Hasso [...]

News in brief – November 2018

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Mater-Biopolymer Novamont reopens Mater-Bioploymer plant in Patrica: Mater-Bi is a company wholly controlled by the Novamont group. Its purpose is the manufacture of ORIGO–BI®, biopolyesters with a high level of renewables, components of MATER-BI® compostable bioplastics. The plant has been regenerated, modified and in some cases wholly renewed to implement innovative technologies [...]

Danone accelerates the transition towards a circular economy of packaging

8 November 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Danone announced a series of new commitments and actions to ensure its packaging will become 100% circular, and to accelerate the global transition towards a circular economy of packaging. This includes (1) initiatives to improve product design and develop alternative delivery and reuse models, (2) investments to develop effective, efficient and inclusive systems for increased [...]

Register now – final speaker line-up released for this year’s 13th European Bioplastics Conference

6 November 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

François de Bie, Chairman of EUBP, opening the 12th European Bioplastics Conference 2017 in Berlin. With more and more brands, manufacturers, and policy makers putting bioplastics high up on the agenda, we invite you to join in on the discussion on 4/5 December 2018 in Berlin. Download the conference agenda here: http://docs.european-bioplastics.org/conference/13th_EUBP_Programme_2018.pdf [...]

Reviewed European Bioeconomy Strategy strengthens defossilisation of plastics sector

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Berlin, 17 October 2018. The European Commission recently delivered its review of the 2012 European Bioeconomy Strategy. The strategy is a step forward towards ensuring that fossil resources are replaced by sustainable natural alternatives for the production of bio-based products such as bio-based plastics and energy. "Only by driving the transition in relevant markets, [...]

Compostable plastics part of UK Parliament’s sustainability initiative

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Berlin, 27 September 2018. As part of its 2018 initiative to cut down on the use of single-use items where feasible, or to substitute them with more sustainable alternatives, the Parliament of the United Kingdom has rolled out a new range of bio-based, certified compostable catering items, such as coffee cups, soup containers and [...]