Posts including "bioeconomy":

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 [...]

Member portrait: C.A.R.M.E.N. e.V.

2019-05-02T12:03:32+02:0030 April 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Mr Edmund Langer, Executive Secretary at C.A.R.M.E.N. e.V. In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present five facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Mr Edmund Langer, Executive Secretary of C.A.R.M.E.N. e.V., shares some information on an organisation that promotes the development of ecologically and economically competitive techniques for [...]

AllThings.Bio: How to communicate about bio-based plastic toys to consumers

2019-04-30T21:45:39+02:0030 April 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

AllThings.Bio video about bio-based toys When it comes to bio-based plastics, consumers still have many questions. A lot of scientific information is available, but it is difficult for a laymen audience to fully understand such a complex topic, and too many questions often remain unanswered. The European projects BioCannDo aims to address [...]

News in brief: March 2019

2019-03-22T13:23:30+02:0022 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Burberry’s plastics packaging to be 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025 On the recently launched report New plastics economy global commitment by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Burberry reveals its planned efforts to tackle plastic waste. In the brand’s commitment to use 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable plastic packaging by 2025, Burberry will ensure that [...]

New study by the European Commission assesses the environmental impact of bio-based products in comparison to petrochemical counterparts

2019-03-22T13:23:16+02:0022 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The European Commission has published a new study Environmental impact assessments of innovative bio-based products. The study aims at providing science-based facts and evidences on the environmental impacts of bio-based products for comparison with petrochemical plastic counterparts, in order to support the future bioeconomy policy and decision-making at the EU level. The report concludes that [...]

New EU report acknowledges the potential of bio-based plastics to successfully realise the circular economy in Europe

2019-03-22T13:22:38+02:0022 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The European Commission has delivered the report A circular economy for plastics, which provides research insights from EU-funded projects to support policy development and funding decisions. The objective is to foster the use of pastics that could circulate with full transparency at high-value usage, while minimising the risks to human health and the environment. The [...]

NatureWorks announces 100 percent third-party certified sustainable feedstock by 2020

2019-02-28T12:55:02+02:0028 February 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

NatureWorks Ingeo plant (c) NatureWorks A new initiative at NatureWorks will ensure that, by 2020, 100 percent of the agricultural feedstock for Ingeo™ PLA and Vercet™ performance chemicals (lactides) will be certified by the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification System (ISCC) according to the ISCC PLUS system of best practices in agricultural production. NatureWorks was the [...]

Call for papers – 14th European Bioplastics Conference

2019-02-28T12:51:51+02:0028 February 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

European Bioplastics (EUBP) invites proposals for the 14th European Bioplastics Conference taking place on 3/4 December 2019 at the Titanic Chaussee Hotel in Berlin, Germany. This year’s conference will focus on advanced innovations in bioplastics as well as on environmental aspects and opportunities for growth. Experts are invited to submit proposals for a presentation on the following [...]

Neste selected as the world’s 3rd most sustainable company on the “Global 100” list

2019-01-28T13:56:18+02:0028 January 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

Neste has placed 3rd on the “Corporate Knights 2019 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations” list. This is Neste’s second time in the top 3. It also marks the company’s 13th consecutive inclusion on the Global 100 list. Neste has been included on the list continuously for longer than any other energy company in the [...]

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

2018-12-20T14:57:18+02:0020 December 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]