Posts including "bio-waste":

nova-Institute explores ways to achieve a renewable carbon chemical industry in the European Union

2019-05-31T14:48:16+02:0031 May 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The European chemical industry faces enormous challenges to meet the climate goals set by the European Commission in the framework of the Paris Agreement. This agreement aims at keeping a global temperature rise below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5°C. In this context, the position paper [...]

The debate: biodegradable and compostable plastic bags

2019-05-23T14:08:11+02:0023 May 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hofer’s certified compostable shopping bag with the seedling logo (c) VictorGroup In April, the University of Plymouth published the study "Environmental deterioration of biodegradable, oxo-biodegradable, compostable, and conventional plastic carrier bags in the sea, soil, and open-air over a 3-year period". Days after the publication, European Bioplastics released a press release stating [...]

University of Plymouth study misleads on value of biodegradable and compostable plastics

2019-05-06T10:59:26+02:0030 April 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The study Environmental deterioration of biodegradable, oxo-biodegradable, compostable, and conventional plastic carrier bags in the sea, soil, and open-air over a 3-year period carried out by Imogen E. Napper and Richard C. Thompson of the University of Plymouth, whose results were announced yesterday, intends to provide insights into the ‘environmental deterioration’ of plastic carrier bags [...]

Bioplastic materials’ value propositions well reflected in European Parliament’s report on Plastics Strategy

2018-09-13T17:24:57+02:0013 September 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

EP report ties in with provisions for feedstock differentiation and use of biodegradable and compostable plastics recently adopted in Waste Directive and Packaging Directive Berlin, 13 September 2018 – The European Parliament’s report on the European Strategy for Plastics adopted today by the plenary testifies to the increasing acknowledgement and endorsement of the value [...]

Microbes fully metabolize biodegradable plastics

2018-08-16T12:40:11+02:0016 August 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 16 August 2018 - Researchers at ETH Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) succeeded in an interdisciplinary study to demonstrate that soil microorganisms metabolically utilised the carbon in the PBAT polymer both for energy production and also to build up microbial biomass. The researchers used the biodegradable [...]

Europe’s bioplastics industry needs a level playing field

2018-07-25T12:35:43+02:0025 July 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Europe’s bioplastics industry needs a level playing field, writes Hasso von Pogrell, Managing Director of European Bioplastics (EUBP) for the Parliament Magazine. Hasso von Pogrell, Managing Director, EUBP Bioplastics are a fast-growing, innovative sector. Many of the world’s leading companies are turning to bioplastics to meet the growing demand for more sustainable [...]

News in brief – May 2018

2018-06-18T15:42:13+02:0029 May 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

DIN CERTCO offers certification for biodegradable mulch films: Mulch films help to protect plants, improve soil and increase yields in agriculture and horticulture. A major problem with conventional mulch films is the time-consuming collection of residues after use. Biodegradable mulch films offer a unique advantage as they can be left on the field to [...]

New EU waste rules adopted

2018-06-18T16:11:48+02:0026 April 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On 18 April, the European Parliament approved the package to update the EU waste legislation, including a revision of the Waste Framework Directive and the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive. Apart from new ambitious recycling and landfilling targets to boost the re-use of valuable materials in waste, the new legislation also acknowledges that bio-based [...]

Biowaste collection and biodegradable plastics discussed at the Bio-waste Conference in Kassel, Germany

2018-06-18T16:48:22+02:0026 April 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

From 2023 onwards, separate collection of bio-waste will be mandatory across Europe in order to increase the overall amounts of separately collected waste and to help meet the ambitious recycling targets set out in the new EU waste rules. Yet, the separate waste collection systems (including for bio-waste) still vary widely among the 28 [...]

EUBP’s policy recommendations to integrate bioplastics in the EU Plastics Strategy

2018-06-21T12:00:27+02:0022 March 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On 16 January 2018, the European Commission published its Communication ‘A European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy’. According to the Commission, this proposal is an ambitious step towards making the European plastics system more resource-efficient and drive the change from a linear to a circular system. Bioplastics provide crucial impulses for innovation [...]