Posts including "circular economy":

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

2019-05-31T14:48:16+02:0031 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+02:0023 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 [...]

News in brief: April 2019

2019-04-30T21:46:36+02:0030 April 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Kartell's modular unit designed by Anna Castelli Ferrieri Kartell presents World’s first furniture made from Bio-on biomaterial at Salone del Mobile 2019 Just a few months into the partnership between the design firm Kartell and Bio-on, the world’s first furniture made from Bio-on’s 100% natural bioplastic was presented at the international trade [...]

University of Plymouth study misleads on value of biodegradable and compostable plastics

2019-05-06T10:59:26+02:0030 April 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 carried out by Imogen E. Napper and Richard C. Thompson of the University of Plymouth, whose results were announced yesterday, intends to provide insights into the ‘environmental deterioration’ of plastic carrier bags [...]

News in brief: March 2019

2019-03-22T13:23:30+02:0022 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Burberry’s plastics packaging to be 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025 On the recently launched report New plastics economy global commitment by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Burberry reveals its planned efforts to tackle plastic waste. In the brand’s commitment to use 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable plastic packaging by 2025, Burberry will ensure that [...]

New EU report acknowledges the potential of bio-based plastics to successfully realise the circular economy in Europe

2019-03-22T13:22:38+02:0022 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The European Commission has delivered the report A circular economy for plastics, which provides research insights from EU-funded projects to support policy development and funding decisions. The objective is to foster the use of pastics that could circulate with full transparency at high-value usage, while minimising the risks to human health and the environment. The [...]

Germany

2019-03-25T11:05:10+02:008 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inhabitants: 82,2 mio Area: 357,376 km2 NATIONAL WASTE SYSTEM - GENERAL LEGISLATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE Authorities for waste management and organic waste management (if different), and key contacts: German Federal Environmental Protection Agency (Umweltbundesamt) and German Federal Ministry for the Environment (Bundesumweltministerium) Group of organic waste management in the Bundesumweltministerium Dr. Claus-Gerhard Bergs, Referat WA III [...]

News in brief: February 2019

2019-02-28T13:00:20+02:0028 February 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Global Plastic Leak Project kicks off to tackle plastic and microplastic leakage Key stakeholders from the private and public sector have become members of the Plastic Leak Project (PLP), which intends to develop robust metrics to locate, measure and map plastic and microplastic pollution across the value chain and define effective actions to fix the problem [...]

Call for papers – 14th European Bioplastics Conference

2019-02-28T12:51:51+02:0028 February 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

European Bioplastics (EUBP) invites proposals for the 14th European Bioplastics Conference taking place on 3/4 December 2019 at the Titanic Chaussee Hotel in Berlin, Germany. This year’s conference will focus on advanced innovations in bioplastics as well as on environmental aspects and opportunities for growth. Experts are invited to submit proposals for a presentation on the following [...]

Assessment conducted by nova-Institut concludes that first-generation fermentable sugar is appropriate for a sustainable raw material strategy of the European chemical industry

2019-01-28T15:38:49+02:0028 January 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Nova-Institut, an independent research institute based in Germany, has carried out a sustainability study of bio-based raw materials for the chemical industry. The assessment analyses the strengths and weaknesses of sugar plants, starch plants, virgin wood as well as waste and residues for the production of bio-based chemicals. According to the results, first-generation fermentable sugar [...]