Posts including "compostable":

Biodegradable plastics do not cause persistent microplastics

2023-04-20T15:29:17+02:0019 April 2023|Tags: , , , , , , |

Open the document Microplastics and their potential environmental and health impacts have been of growing concern in recent years. Everything, including every material originated in or produced by nature, will eventually abrade or degrade. This is just as much true for plants that will turn into humus, as it is for mountains and [...]

Plastic shopping bags

2023-04-21T14:00:50+02:0019 April 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Open the document European Bioplastics recognises the need for a more resource efficient and sustainable economy. An overall reduction in the consumption of plastic shopping bags will play an important role achieving this goal. European Bioplastics advocates the introduction of suitable measures to minimise the consumption of oil-based plastic shopping bags, such as [...]

Biodegradable plastics and the circular economy in Europe

2023-04-20T15:33:40+02:0019 April 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Open the document European Bioplastics (EUBP) welcomes the EU Commission’s efforts to replace the traditional linear economy model (make, use, dispose) by implementing an ambitious circular economy throughout Europe. Bioplastics, and biodegradable plastics in particular, can play an essential part in putting the envisioned circularity model into practice. This paper refers to biodegradable [...]

Claims on biodegradability and compostability on products and packaging

2023-04-20T15:40:23+02:0019 April 2023|Tags: , , , , , , |

Open the document Claims about biodegradability and compostability are widely used to label products and packaging regarding their end-of-life. Biodegradation can take place in different systems (industrial or home composting) and environments (soil, water). In general, the sole claim “biodegradable” on products and packaging, without indicating specific standards or environments in which the [...]

Guidelines for the use of the seedling logo

2023-04-20T15:40:50+02:0019 April 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Open the document The Seedling logo is a registered trademark owned by European Bioplastics. It proves that a product is certified industrially compostable according to the European standard EN 13432. When successfully certified, the product will fully biodegrade in an industrial composting plant under controlled conditions such as temperature, moisture and time frame [...]

Seedling certification scheme

2023-04-20T15:41:28+02:0019 April 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Open the document Since its foundation in 1993, European Bioplastics (former IBAW) has been committed to the establishment of a legal and technical framework for supporting the introduction of bio-plastics to the market. The association is the owner of the Seedling mark, which is protected by trademark law. This mark is widely acknowledged [...]

FAQs on enzyme-mediated degradable plastics

2023-04-20T15:42:25+02:0019 April 2023|Tags: , , , , , |

Open the document Enzyme-mediated plastics are not bioplastics. They are conventional, fossil-based plastics with additives. They are neither biodegradable nor compostable. EuBP recommends using only materials certified according to EN and ISO standards. Find the answers to frequently asked questions on enzyme-mediated plastics.

Biodegradable and compostable bioplastic bags in anaerobic digestion

2023-04-20T15:45:09+02:0018 April 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Open the document Biodegradable and compostable products that are certified according to the harmonized European standard EN 13432 (or EN 14995) are suitable for organic recycling and will completely biodegrade in an industrial composting plant, with no adverse effects on the process or on the final product (compost). These materials are working well [...]

Bioplastics – furthering efficient waste management

2023-04-20T15:46:21+02:0018 April 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Open the document Efficient waste management is key to the European Commission’s flagship policy of a resource efficient Europe and its vision of a circular bioeconomy. Yet, today, the waste management infrastructure still varies immensely within the EU. In the European Union Waste Framework Directive a waste hierarchy has been defined in five [...]

EN 13432 certified bioplastics performance in industrial composting

2023-04-20T15:47:08+02:0018 April 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Open the document The Directive on Packaging and Packaging Waste (PPWD) was first issued in 1994. Its main purpose was to increase the recovery rate of packaging waste and to cut disposal (landfilling). Apart from mechanical recycling also biological (organic) recycling was defined, and a specific standard for identifying "packaging recoverable by means [