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Member portrait: AGRANA Starch

2022-03-01T07:31:00+01:0028 February 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, Rudi Eswein, Sales Manager Bioplastics at AGRANA, shares some information about the Austrian producer of starch and starch-based bioplastics.   5 facts about AGRANA Starch, Austria  As an Austria based, multinational company with over 9000 [...]

News from the members: February 2022

2022-02-28T10:58:37+01:0028 February 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Swell idea: Bioplastic surf boards gain traction  In France, a company is using 3D printing and bio-based materials to bring the surf community a more sustainable experience. Wyve, based in the Basque beach area, is replacing the polystyrene and EPS foam “blanks” that make traditional surfboards buoyant with inner hexagons that trap air. The [...]

News in brief: February 2022

2022-02-28T08:52:05+01:0028 February 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dutch researchers join forces to boost PHAs market introduction  Invest-NL and Wageningen University & Research are joining forces to accelerate the market introduction of PHAs (polyhydroxyalkanoates). Wageningen Food & Biobased Research has been conducting technological research for 30 years into the production and usage possibilities of PHAs for various applications. They are currently participating [...]

News in brief: September 2021

2021-09-30T13:22:25+02:0030 September 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Promising interim results of field test with compostable plastic bags in supermarkets  Since mid-March 2021, in the German city of Straubingen, supermarkets of the EDEKA and REWE company participate in a field test with compostable vegetable and fruit bags. Recently, first very positive interim results of a consumer survey and a compost analysis have been published. According to the survey, consumers showed a very high level of acceptance for the use of compostable [...]

News in brief: May 2021

2021-05-31T15:35:46+02:0031 May 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Everything you need to know about the UK’s incoming Plastic Packaging Tax From April 2022, a new tax on plastic packaging will be in place in the UK. Which products will be affected, how much is it, what penalties and sanctions are in place if manufacturers don’t comply, and what steps should the industry [...]

Using LCA to compare bio-based and fossil-based plastics is not that simple

2021-03-30T11:08:12+02:0030 March 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Constance Ißbrücker, Head of Environmental Affairs at European Bioplastics e.V. Life cycle assessment (LCA) has evolved to be the preferred tool to assess the environmental sustainability of certain products and materials. Recently it has also been used with great enthusiasm to compare bio-based with fossil-based plastics. It seems to be an easy instrument to draw [...]

Member portrait: Prodplast Group

2021-10-07T11:05:14+02:0029 July 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Mr Tudor Georgescu, CEO at Prodplast In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present five facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Mr Tudor Georgescu, CEO at Prodplast, shares some information on the group of companies specialised in the manufacturing and development of biodegradable and compostable films, carrier bags, [...]

Electrolux builds the world’s first bioplastic concept fridge

2018-07-02T09:13:52+02:0022 March 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Without a doubt, this is the coolest (pun intended) news about an application for bioplastics. Electrolux, the leading group of global household product brands, unveiled the world’s first concept fridge made of bioplastics. All visible parts of the refrigerator prototype are made of bioplastics. The material used in the refrigerator is derived from renewable [...]

News In Brief – March 2018

2018-07-02T09:40:30+02:0022 March 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Netherlands to ban oxo-degradable plastics: After France and Spain implemented actions in 2017 to limit the production, distribution, sale, provision and utilization of packaging or bags made from oxo-degradable plastics – conventional plastics that falsely claim to biodegrade – the Netherlands now, too, announced plans for a complete ban of oxo-degradable plastics. "A [...]

How much land do we really need to produce bio-based plastics?

2018-07-02T10:09:16+02:0028 February 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Constance Ißbrücker, Head of Environmental Affairs, EUBP The consequences of climate change and the finite nature of fossil resources constitute two broadly acknowledged challenges for society in the decades to come. Bioplastics, which are derived fully or at least in part from renewable resources, have the unique advantage over conventional plastics to [...]

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