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EU Commission report confirms role of biodegradable plastics within a circular economy

2020-12-18T16:11:38+01:0018 December 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This year has already seen quite an impressive number of studies, reports, and additional publications related to bioplastics that were published by the European Commission (EC). Most of them contribute to the development of a framework for bioplastics included in the EC’s Circular Economy Action Plan. For the bioplastics industry, a clear framework is [...]

Unique virtual gathering of bioplastics industry at 15th EUBP Conference

2020-12-18T14:24:53+01:0018 December 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As for many other industries, also for bioplastics 2020 had been an exceptional year. Thus, its industry representatives were eager to come together to analyse the last twelve months and discuss about future market opportunities and challenges. Being the leading business forum for bioplastics, the annual European Bioplastics (EUBP) Conference, which took place from [...]

Commission’s SAM report confirms role of biodegradable plastics within a circular economy

2020-12-17T15:15:57+01:0017 December 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 17 December 2020 – This week the European Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM) published a report, entitled “Biodegradability of plastics in the open environment”. The report identifies applications of biodegradable polymers which contribute towards achieving a circular economy and tackle the challenge of managing the EU’s waste.  “We are pleased to see that [...]

Market update 2020: Bioplastics continue to become mainstream as the global bioplastics market is set to grow by 36 percent over the next 5 years

2021-01-21T11:35:42+01:002 December 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 2 December 2020 – The results of the European Bioplastics’ (EUBP) annual market data update, presented today at the 15th EUBP Conference, confirm the continued dynamic growth of the global bioplastics industry. “Our industry has successfully weathered the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. And the outlook for bioplastics is also promising as [...]

Is Spaghetti “safer” than Currywurst?

2020-10-30T17:37:54+01:0030 October 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

Read in the following a guest commentary by Francesco Degli Innocenti and Tony Breton from the European Bioplastics Working Group Standardisation. The authors’ opinion on Spaghetti and Currywurst does not represent EUBP’s official position on Mediterranean and German dishes. Tony Breton, EUBP Working Group Standardisation Francesco Degli Innocenti, EUBP Working Group [...]

In the run-up to 15th European Bioplastics Conference: what attendees can expect

2020-10-30T17:38:40+01:0030 October 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Living up to providing you with the leading business and networking event for the biopolymer industry in Europe, the conference’s 2020 edition is going virtual! No, we will not tie you to the screen with an all-day zoom call, instead we are delighted to present you with live, interactive, and to-the point panel discussions [...]

News in brief: October 2020

2020-10-30T17:37:24+01:0030 October 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

LEGO Group to invest up to US$ 400 million for sustainability and social responsibility initiatives The LEGO Group announces plans to invest up to US$ 400 million over three years to accelerate sustainability and social responsibility initiatives. The investment will cover both long-term investments and ongoing costs. As a next step, the company will [...]

Bioplastics successfully meet all EU safety standards

2020-11-05T16:36:21+01:0029 October 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 29 October 2020 - Products made from bio-based plastics must undergo the same testing procedures as conventional plastic products to access the market of the European Union (EU). Thereby a health risk for consumers is excluded. Plastics intended to be certified as biodegradable or compostable must undergo additional tests. "Products made of bioplastics [...]

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 [...]

News from the members: September 2020

2020-09-30T16:45:28+02:0030 September 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

PSI and Danimer Scientific to create bio-based, home compostable film packaging EUBP member Plastic Suppliers, Inc. (PSI), a global manufacturer of biopolymer EarthFirstÒ PLA barrier and non-barrier sealant films, recently announced the cooperation agreement with Danimer Scientific, a leading developer and manufacturer of biodegradable materials. Together they will create bio-based, home compostable films. PSI [...]

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