Posts including "bioplastics":

EUBP starts 2023 with a new Head of EU Affairs and the opening of its Brussels office

2023-01-27T14:45:41+01:0027 January 2023|Tags: , , , , , , |

Roberto Ferrigno, Head of EU Affairs & Head of EUBP Brussels office Roberto Ferrigno had been recently appointed as European Bioplastics’ (EUBP) new Head of EU Affairs who already started his position on 1 January. He will also head EUBP’s new Brussels office in the heart of political Brussels located in 8 [...]

How bioplastics can contribute to the sustainability of food contact materials

2023-01-27T14:45:56+01:0027 January 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The European Commission is currently revising the EU’s rules on food contact materials (FCMs), particularly in light of its recent initiatives on Single Use Plastics, Sustainable Products, and the revision of the rules on packaging and packaging waste. In order to meet the EU’s ambitious environmental objectives, the Commission should introduce specific rules to [...]

Half time at BIOMAC: research project provides new opportunities to biobased industry

2023-01-27T14:46:26+01:0027 January 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

On 23 and 24 June, the BIOMAC held its project meeting which marked the completion of the first half of this project. The 35 project partners discussed the progress made in achieving the project milestones as well as the next steps for 2023. A central part of the meeting was the selection of five [...]

Member portrait: Normec OWS

2023-01-27T14:37:15+01:0027 January 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In each issue of the European Bioplastics Newsletter, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, Astrid Van Houtte, Marketing & Sales Manager, and Bruno De Wilde, Managing Director Business Development, at Normec OWS share some interesting insights on their company.  5 facts about Normec OWS, Belgium  Since November [...]

News from the members: January 2023

2023-01-27T14:35:44+01:0027 January 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The difficult relationship between science, citizen science, and mass communication. A negative example Guest article by Francesco Degli-Innocenti, Novamont: “Recently, an article titled ‘The Big Compost Experiment: Using citizen science to assess the impact and effectiveness of biodegradable and compostable plastics in UK home composting’ caused quite a stir. I must acknowledge that I [...]

News in brief: January 2023

2023-01-31T09:37:32+01:0027 January 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Braskem announces project to evaluate production of biobased polypropylene  Braskem announced a project to evaluate an investment in producing carbon negative bio-based polypropylene (PP) in the U.S. The project would utilize Braskem's proven, proprietary technology to convert bioethanol into physically segregated bio-based polypropylene. Braskem is exploring partnership opportunities for this project with several clients, [...]

European Bioplastics appoints new Head of EU Affairs in Brussels

2023-01-19T14:55:54+01:0019 January 2023|Tags: , , , , , , |

Roberto Ferrigno, Head of EU Affairs & Head of EUBP Brussels office Berlin, 19 January 2023 – European Bioplastics (EUBP), the association representing the bioplastics industry in Europe, is pleased to announce the appointment of Roberto Ferrigno as Head of EU Affairs. He assumed his position on 1 January 2023 and will [...]

European Bioplastics Conference made strong call for close cooperation with EU policymakers on upcoming legislation

2022-12-20T14:55:29+01:0020 December 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It was perfect timing for the 17th annual European Bioplastics (EUBP) Conference, which took place on 6/7 December in Berlin. Throughout the whole year, bioplastics already had been a permanent topic in the debate over innovation drivers in the plastics industry and the political discussion in Brussels. Like in any good blockbuster, the story [...]

Open Call regarding nano-enabled bio-based materials technologies and solutions

2022-12-20T14:57:32+01:0020 December 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The “European Sustainable BIO-based nanomaterials Community” (BIOMAC), a Horizon 2020 funded project, launched an open call for SMEs, large companies, research and development organisations working in the field of nano-enabled bio-based material (NBM) technologies and solutions. The official launch started with the online presentation of the Open Call on the BIOMAC´s website on December [...]

Member portrait: SoBiCo

2022-12-20T14:54:55+01:0020 December 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dr Raimund Lassak, Head of Sales & Marketing, SoBiCo In each issue of the European Bioplastics Newsletter, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, Dr Raimund Lassak, Head of Sales & Marketing at SoBiCo GmbH, shares some interesting insights on his company.  5 facts about: SoBiCo [...]