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EU Bioeconomy progress report acknowledges important role of bioplastics within the bioeconomy

2022-06-30T16:52:12+02:0030 June 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The recently published "EU Bioeconomy Strategy Progress Report" presents the state of play of the implementation of the 2018 updated Bioeconomy Strategy and Action Plan and the overall progress of the bioeconomy in Europe.    In the report the Commission concludes that the actions are well on track and already contributed to the objectives of [...]

Policy News: June 2022

2022-06-30T16:40:25+02:0030 June 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Why the EU’s Taxonomy Climate Delegated Act correctly lists bio-based plastics as “green investments” The Climate Delegated Act supplementing the Taxonomy Regulation clearly supports “plastics derived wholly or partially from renewable feedstock” as “substantially contributing to climate change mitigation”. In order to meet the European Union’s climate and energy targets for 2030 and reach [...]

Policy news: May 2022

2022-05-31T16:07:29+02:0031 May 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Existing certification schemes to inspire EU plan for carbon removals The European Commission’s proposal to regulate the Union’s carbon removals market will be based on existing verification and certification schemes. It will further aim to create a common method in order to bring more transparency to the opaque sector, an EU official explained. The [...]

Practical test successfully completed: compostable bags made from renewable raw materials convinced consumers

2022-04-29T13:03:46+02:0029 April 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Nico Arbeck, Head of Department Material Use at C.A.R.M.E.N. e.V. Read below a guest article by Nico Arbeck, Head of Department Material Use at C.A.R.M.E.N. e.V. Final report available Together with nine partners, C.A.R.M.E.N. e.V. carried out the model project "Practical test of compostable bags – circular economy with compostable fruit and [...]

Forthcoming EU policy framework on bio-based, biodegradable and compostable plastics

2022-03-31T16:13:42+02:0031 March 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Forthcoming EU policy framework on bio-based, biodegradable and compostable plastics With the public consultation phase now closed, the forthcoming EU policy framework on bio-based, biodegradable and compostable plastics is nearing completion and is expected to be adopted in the second quarter of 2022. It is a crucial piece of legislation for the bioplastics industry, and [...]

JRC’s “Plastics LCA method” is not fit for purpose

2021-12-16T14:11:15+01:0016 December 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Constance Ißbrücker, Head of Environmental Affairs at European Bioplastics e.V. The EU Plastics Strategy presented a vision where innovative materials and alternative feedstocks would ultimately replace fossil resources. In this context, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) was tasked in 2018 by the European Commission to elaborate an appropriate life cycle assessment (LCA)-based method to evaluate the potential environmental [...]

Bioplastics community came home to Berlin to celebrate 16th European Bioplastics Conference

2021-12-16T14:11:05+01:0016 December 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

EUBPConf2021: multi stakeholder panel discussion on bioplastics and EU policy After last year’s 100 percent virtual format, the European Bioplastics Conference was finally able to re-open its gates in Berlin and welcomed around 140 participants. The other half of the overall 320 participants attended online. During the different conference sessions and in [...]

News in brief: November/December 2021

2021-12-16T14:15:21+01:0016 December 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

European bioeconomy robust as bio-based industry turnover jumps to 780 billion EUR  The bio-based industries continue their ascent marking a total contribution of 780 billion EUR, a notable increase of 30 billion EUR (+ 4%) compared to 2017. This represents a more than 20% increase compared to 2008 which is the earliest data taken [...]

European Bioplastics Conference confirms bioplastics make significant contributions to the European Union’s ambitious climate goals

2021-12-06T08:36:23+01:003 December 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 6 December 2021 – At the 16th annual European Bioplastics (EUBP) Conference, which took place from 30 November to 1 December in Berlin, industry experts discussed the role of bioplastics within the European Green Deal. The conference discussions confirmed that bioplastics make significant contributions to help achieving the European Union’s ambitious climate goals [...]

Bio-based coalition criticizes EU methodology for LCAs favouring fossil-based over bio-based plastics

2021-11-29T23:55:18+01:0029 November 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 30 November 2021 – In June, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission (EC) published its methodology for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) comparing the environmental impact of fossil-based to bio-based feedstocks for plastics production. “Together with other bio-based industries, we support LCAs as a valuable instrument to measure environmental sustainability. Unfortunately, the approach of the JRC in this study lacks important elements that are crucial for a fair, comparative assessment of bio-based and fossil-based plastics. As a result, it clearly favours conventional plastics made from fossil resources”, comments Hasso von Pogrell, Managing Director of European Bioplastics (EUBP).  Over the past [...]

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