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Using LCA to compare bio-based and fossil-based plastics is not that simple

2021-03-30T11:08:12+02:0030 March 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Constance Ißbrücker, Head of Environmental Affairs at European Bioplastics e.V. Life cycle assessment (LCA) has evolved to be the preferred tool to assess the environmental sustainability of certain products and materials. Recently it has also been used with great enthusiasm to compare bio-based with fossil-based plastics. It seems to be an easy instrument to draw [...]

European Parliament report recognizes potential role of bioplastics in the circular economy

2021-02-26T14:48:33+01:0026 February 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On 8 February, the European Parliament adopted its Own Initiative Report on the Circular Economy which recognised the role of bioplastics for the future. Amongst other issues highlighted, the MEPs emphasised the potential role of bio-based and biodegradable and compostable plastics in the circular economy whilst noting that bio-based and/or biodegradable plastics alone will not provide a solution to the environmental concerns related to plastics. [...]

The added value of compostable plastics for the circular economy

2021-01-29T11:59:07+01:0029 January 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

For quite some time now, the European Commission (EC) is putting a special focus on biodegradable and compostable polymers when assessing the general role of bioplastics. This becomes obvious when looking at the number of related EU studies and reports that had been published in 2020. The last publication in this regard was the [...]

Biased interpretation of EEA study on biodegradable and compostable plastics draws wrong image of immature consumer

2020-09-30T16:50:08+02:0030 September 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The European Environment Agency (EEA) recently published its new report “Biodegradable and compostable plastics – challenges and opportunities”. The report highlights many positive aspects of biodegradable and compostable plastics. Unfortunately, its interpretation in several media outlets focused exclusively on the few critical assumptions the report makes regarding consumer perception. This resulted in a distorted [...]

European Bioplastics criticises biased interpretation of EEA study on biodegradable and compostable plastics: consumers do understand value and proper end-of-life of compostable plastics

2020-10-27T09:13:44+01:009 September 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 9 September 2020 – In response to the new report “Biodegradable and compostable plastics – challenges and opportunities” by the European Environment Agency (EEA), European Bioplastics (EUBP) highlights the need to acknowledge successful precedents in the deployment of these innovative materials in collaboration with a receptive community of consumers. Unfortunately, several media outlets [...]

Biowaste management remains untapped potential for the European Union

2021-05-04T11:50:02+02:0030 June 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Source: Novamont 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 [...]

Member portrait: HAJDÚFÖLD-AGRÁRGAZDASÁG Ltd.

2020-07-06T13:31:17+02:0030 June 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

Istvan Somogyi, Director, HAJDÚFÖLD-AGRÁRGAZDASÁG Ltd. In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present four facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Istvan Somogyi, Director of HAJDÚFÖLD-AGRÁRGAZDASÁG Ltd., shares some interesting insights on his company.  5 facts about HAJDÚFÖLD-AGRÁRGAZDASÁG Ltd., Hungary  Our company is a Hungarian agricultural company with a history of more than 50 years. As a result of the [...]

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 [...]

New Circular Economy Action Plan: circular economy needs bioeconomy to be successful

2020-03-31T11:39:41+02:0031 March 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

After the publication of its European Green Deal (Annex) in early December last year, the European Commission (EC) recently issued one of the deal’s key deliverables: the new Circular Economy Action Plan (nCEAP). Amongst several other crucial elements, whose publication was scheduled for March, the nCEAP is of special significance for the bioplastics industry. [...]

New Circular Economy Action Plan: no circular economy without bioeconomy

2020-08-18T14:09:09+02:0013 March 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 13 March 2020 – “European Bioplastics (EUBP) welcomes the new Circular Economy Action Plan (nCEAP). It’s an ambitious step forward to transform Europe into a circular economy”, says François de Bie, Chairman of European Bioplastics. “As EUBP, we especially endorse the European Commission’s (EC) commitment to support the ‘sustainable and circular bio-based sector [...]

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