Posts including "biodegradable":

How bioplastics can contribute to the sustainability of food contact materials

2023-01-27T14:45:56+01:0027 January 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The European Commission is currently revising the EU’s rules on food contact materials (FCMs), particularly in light of its recent initiatives on Single Use Plastics, Sustainable Products, and the revision of the rules on packaging and packaging waste. In order to meet the EU’s ambitious environmental objectives, the Commission should introduce specific rules to [...]

Member portrait: Normec OWS

2023-01-27T14:37:15+01:0027 January 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In each issue of the European Bioplastics Newsletter, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, Astrid Van Houtte, Marketing & Sales Manager, and Bruno De Wilde, Managing Director Business Development, at Normec OWS share some interesting insights on their company.  5 facts about Normec OWS, Belgium  Since November [...]

News from the members: January 2023

2023-01-27T14:35:44+01:0027 January 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The difficult relationship between science, citizen science, and mass communication. A negative example Guest article by Francesco Degli-Innocenti, Novamont: “Recently, an article titled ‘The Big Compost Experiment: Using citizen science to assess the impact and effectiveness of biodegradable and compostable plastics in UK home composting’ caused quite a stir. I must acknowledge that I [...]

News in brief: January 2023

2023-01-31T09:37:32+01:0027 January 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Braskem announces project to evaluate production of biobased polypropylene  Braskem announced a project to evaluate an investment in producing carbon negative bio-based polypropylene (PP) in the U.S. The project would utilize Braskem's proven, proprietary technology to convert bioethanol into physically segregated bio-based polypropylene. Braskem is exploring partnership opportunities for this project with several clients, [...]

Member portrait: SoBiCo

2022-12-20T14:54:55+01:0020 December 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dr Raimund Lassak, Head of Sales & Marketing, SoBiCo In each issue of the European Bioplastics Newsletter, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, Dr Raimund Lassak, Head of Sales & Marketing at SoBiCo GmbH, shares some interesting insights on his company.  5 facts about: SoBiCo [...]

Policy News: December 2022

2022-12-20T15:23:37+01:0020 December 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Intergovernmental committee discusses legally binding instrument on plastic pollution During 28 November to 2 December, the EU and its Member States participated in the first Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) meeting which took place in Punta del Este, Uruguay. The aim of the meeting is the development of an international legally binding instrument on plastic [...]

News from the members: December 2022

2022-12-20T15:23:36+01:0020 December 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Futerro to build PLA biorefinery in Normandy  Belgian bioplastics manufacturer Futerro has announced plans to establish Europe's first vertically integrated biorefinery in Normandy, France for the production and recycling of polylactic acid, or PLA. The company already operates a PLA plant in China, which went into operation in October 2020. That first plant has a [...]

News in brief: December 2022

2022-12-20T14:53:23+01:0020 December 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Bioplastics have a role in the circular economy At the 17th EUBP conference held last week as a hybrid event in Berlin, a running theme was the proposal for a Regulation on Packaging and Packaging Waste published just days before. Combined with the newly presented EU policy framework on bio-based, biodegradable, and compostable plastics, [...]

Successful EUBP Conference: bioplastics industry set to engage with political stakeholders on upcoming legislation

2022-12-09T15:32:31+01:009 December 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 9 December 2022 – At the 17th annual European Bioplastics (EUBP) Conference, which took place on 6/7 December in Berlin, industry experts discussed the latest innovations in the bioplastics sector and drove the debate on most recent political developments. These included in particular the Commission’s first policy framework on innovative bioplastic materials as [...]

Proposed new packaging rules acknowledge environmental and climate benefits of compostable plastic packaging – Commission misses opportunity to fully embrace necessary shift to biobased feedstock

2022-12-02T14:46:53+01:001 December 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Yesterday (30 November), the European Commission adopted the first parts of its long-awaited proposal for the second Circular Economy Package including a policy framework for biobased, biodegradable and compostable plastics as well as a proposal for a new Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR). European Bioplastics (EUBP) welcomes the included new rules on packaging [...]