Posts including "biomass":

European Green Deal: Bioplastics to play a crucial role in making the deal become reality

2019-12-13T14:36:05+01:0013 December 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 13 December 2019 – European Bioplastics (EUBP), the association representing the interests of the bioplastics industry, welcomes the communication on the European Green Deal, which was recently published by the EU Commission. “This roadmap marks Europe’s way to become a resource-efficient and competitive economy with zero net green house gas emissions by 2050. [...]

FEAD position ignores role of compostable plastics in achieving circular economy

2019-09-26T18:35:08+01:0013 September 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 13 September 2019 – Regarding FEAD’s (European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services) latest position paper “Biodegradable and Bio-Based Plastics”, European Bioplastics (EUBP) believes that FEAD displays an incomplete perception on how a circular economy can be achieved. Unfortunately, the association exclusively focuses on mechanical recycling while at the same time refusing [...]

nova-Institute explores ways to achieve a renewable carbon chemical industry in the European Union

2019-05-31T14:48:16+01:0031 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 [...]

The debate: biodegradable and compostable plastic bags

2019-05-23T14:08:11+01:0023 May 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hofer’s certified compostable shopping bag with the seedling logo (c) VictorGroup In April, the University of Plymouth published the study "Environmental deterioration of biodegradable, oxo-biodegradable, compostable, and conventional plastic carrier bags in the sea, soil, and open-air over a 3-year period". Days after the publication, European Bioplastics released a press release stating [...]

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

2019-05-02T12:03:32+01:0030 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 [...]

Belgium

2019-03-25T11:06:44+01:0011 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inhabitants: 11,3 mio Area: 30,528 km2 NATIONAL WASTE SYSTEM - GENERAL LEGISLATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE Authorities for waste management and organic waste management (if different), and key contacts: Belgium is divided in three autonomous regions: Flanders (FLA), Wallonia (WAL) and Brussels (BRU). As waste management is a regional authority, each of these regions have their own [...]

The Netherlands

2019-03-25T11:03:29+01:006 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

(Update pending) Inhabitants: 17,2 mio Area: 41,543 km2 NATIONAL WASTE SYSTEM - GENERAL LEGISLATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE Authorities for waste management and organic waste management (if different), and key contacts: Nedvang in Rotterdam; info@nedvang.nl Share of organic waste collected separately (latest available figures): No information. Regulations for organic waste collection rates applied in the country [...]

Biome Bioplastics and Futamura partner to demonstrate compostable multilayer packaging

2019-02-28T12:53:52+01:0028 February 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Biome Bioplastics and Futamura have partnered to demonstrate a range of bio-based and compostable multilayer films. The materials offer competitive performance, while tackling the negative environmental impact of traditional oil-based, non-recyclable multilayer packaging. Sustainable alternatives to challenging packaging formats such as multilayer pouches will be key to meeting the UK Plastics Pact target of 70% of plastic packaging [...]

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

2019-07-12T12:22:50+01:0020 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 [...]

Bioplastic materials’ value propositions well reflected in European Parliament’s report on Plastics Strategy

2018-09-13T17:24:57+01:0013 September 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

EP report ties in with provisions for feedstock differentiation and use of biodegradable and compostable plastics recently adopted in Waste Directive and Packaging Directive Berlin, 13 September 2018 – The European Parliament’s report on the European Strategy for Plastics adopted today by the plenary testifies to the increasing acknowledgement and endorsement of the value [...]