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Draft revision proposal of PPWD: bioplastics industry sends incendiary letter to Commission Presidency regarding devastating consequences for the sector

2022-11-25T10:49:38+01:0025 November 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The recently published leak of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD) revision proposal sent a shock wave to the affected industries within Europe and beyond. The bioplastics industry finds itself confronted with a factual ban on most compostable plastics packaging. The ban has the potential to shut down wide sections of the industry concerned [...]

Commission proposal for a new packaging and packaging waste legislation could counteract Green Deal, warns industry coalition

2022-11-16T15:59:53+01:0016 November 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Recently, the discussion about the European Union’s future packaging and packaging waste legislation gathered momentum since a leaked version of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) became public (October 2022). The bioplastics industry is concerned by the proposal’s ignorance towards the significant role of the bioeconomy and its products, including bio-based and compostable [...]

A successful European Green Deal needs a strong bioeconomy

2022-10-31T13:53:54+01:0031 October 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The big picture, as formulated in the European Green Deal, is quite clear: Europe needs to become a more sustainable, resilient, and competitive economy. The bioeconomy has a huge potential to contribute to the Green Deal transition as it encompasses all sectors involving the use of renewable resources, without comprising biodiversity goals. It is [...]

Policy News: October 2022

2022-10-31T13:50:36+01:0031 October 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Definition of ‘recyclability’ takes centre stage in draft EU packaging law  Defining what counts as “recyclable” has become a point of contention in the EU’s overhaul of its packaging waste law, with recyclers pushing for high targets and manufacturers concerned products will not meet the threshold. In November, the European Commission plans to table [...]

Transition to climate neutrality needs accurate accounting for biogenic carbon

2022-09-30T11:26:59+02:0030 September 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Product Environmental Footprint method could become the EU’s guiding approach for environmental impact assessment; to be fit for purpose, it should appraise the carbon footprint of bio-based products.  As the European Commission increasingly plans to rely on the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) method as the guiding approach for environmental impact assessment, an accurate [...]

Policy News: September 2022

2022-09-30T11:13:52+02:0030 September 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Members of the EU Commission gathered in Strasbourg on 14 September for the State of the European Union conference. Following a rousing speech by President Ursula von der Leyen, the debate began in pursuit of ‘sustainable and digital’ progress for the continent. But what kind of future was being promised, and where will packaging [...]

News from the members: September 2022

2022-09-30T11:10:37+02:0030 September 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The technology is a highly sustainable, plant-based alternative to conventional polymers that reduces the traditionally high costs and footprint associated with nanocellulose, allowing it to be scaled and used as a building block for a wide variety of everyday products, from textiles to glues. The partnership is part of Sulzer’s strategy to continue its [...]

Member portrait: International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF)

2022-08-31T11:51:52+02:0031 August 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In each issue of the European Bioplastics Newsletter, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, Christian Lenges, Venture Director at IFF, shares some interesting insights on his company. Christian Lenges, Venture Director at IFF 5 facts about IFF, USA: IFF has an old history - Our organizations [...]

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

2022-06-30T19:43:30+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 [...]

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