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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 [...]

Member portrait: Tetra Pak

2022-01-04T09:52:43+01:0016 December 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Member portrait: Tetra Pak  In each issue of the Bioplastics Newsletter, we present some facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Anke Hampel, Innovation and Sustainability Director of Tetra Pak, shares some interesting insights on her company.  5 facts about Tetra Pak A one litre Tetra Pak® carton package is typically made of approximately 70% paperboard, 25% plastic and 5% aluminum. This high [...]

News from the members: November/December 2021

2021-12-16T14:15:34+01:0016 December 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

PLA with “20% recycled content” unveiled by Total Corbion  Total Corbion PLA launched a new Luminy PLA (Poly Lactic Acid) made with chemically recycled post-industrial and post-consumer waste, which, according to the company, is the world’s first commercially available bioplastic product of its kind. Luminy PLA grades offer the same properties, characteristics, and regulatory approvals as virgin Luminy PLA, but are partially made from [...]

United Nations recommends bioplastics as a sustainable alternative to conventional plastics

2021-12-13T21:09:37+01:0013 December 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 14 December 2021 – Last week the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) published a report assessing the sustainability of agricultural plastic products[1] recommending the replacement of non-biodegradable, conventional polymers with biodegradable, bio-based polymers. “We welcome this recognition of the environmental benefits of these bioplastic products”, commented François de Bie, [...]

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 [...]

Global bioplastics production will more than triple within the next five years

2021-12-01T07:30:55+01:001 December 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 1 December 2021 – European Bioplastics presented today at the 16th EUBP Conference a very positive outlook for the global bioplastics industry. Production is set to more than triple over the next five years according to market data which was compiled in cooperation with the nova-Institute (Hürth, Germany).   “The importance of a more than 200 percent growth rate within the next five years cannot be overstated. Before 2026, the share of bioplastics in the total global production of plastics will pass the two [...]

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 [...]

EUBP Conference 2021 goes hybrid in Berlin with an impressive speaker line-up and the latest in bioplastics

2021-11-09T15:40:55+01:009 November 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 9 November 2021 – The 16th European Bioplastics (EUBP) Conference, Europe’s leading business and networking event for the biopolymer industry, will take place on 30 November and 1 December 2021. “At EUBP, we are very happy to hold this year’s conference in Berlin again. The varied programme, including an impressive speaker line-up, will [...]

Revision of PPWD puts key legislation for plastics industry on the spotlight

2021-10-29T14:13:08+02:0029 October 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

At the end of last year, the European Commission has started to revise the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD) and its Essential Requirements. After the implementation of the Single-use Plastics Directive (SUPD) which came into effect in July, this revision could mean additional far-reaching changes for the whole plastics industry. In a three-month [...]

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