Posts including "crops":

RCI study debunking competition between food and feedstock

2023-10-19T15:54:02+02:0010 July 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

A new publication by the Renewable Carbon Initiative challenges the commonly held belief that using food and feed crops for bio-based materials is detrimental to food security. Against the backdrop of a global hunger crisis, the paper argues that the biomass debate is flawed, subjective, and lacks sufficient evidence. It suggests that other factors [...]

Soil-biodegradable mulch films in the EU Fertilising Products Regulations

2023-08-21T10:24:11+02:0031 May 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Mulch films represent the second largest share of plastic films used in crop production in Europe. However, retrieval, recycling, and reuse of conventional plastics pose serious problems. Films made from soil-biodegradable plastics are specifically designed to biodegrade effectively in situ and can therefore be incorporated into the soil post-harvest. At the same time, they [...]

Why certified soil-biodegradable mulch films belong in the EU Fertilising Products Regulation

2023-06-23T07:57:10+02:0011 May 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Open the document Soil-biodegradable and compostable materials are increasingly used in agriculture. Certified soil-biodegradable mulch films have been applied on agricultural soils for more than 20 years and their agronomical behaviour and end-of-life have been extensively assessed. They are proven to have a similar agronomical efficiency compared to conventional, non-biodegradable plastics, specifically in [...]

Towards an accurate accounting for carbon from biomass in the Product Environmental Footprint

2023-04-20T15:28:52+02:0019 April 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Open the document Biobased products are products wholly or partly derived from renewable materials of biological origin (i.e. from plants, crops, trees, algae and biological waste). These products are used in a wide range of applications, such as energy, textile, plastics, pharmaceuticals, hygiene, food and many more. Ideally, biobased products are circular by [...]

EEA recognizes role of biobased plastics as a pathway towards circular plastics in Europe

2023-02-28T15:44:48+01:0028 February 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

“Plastics play an essential role in modern society. However, their value chain is currently unsustainable, contributing to the generation of climate changing emissions and increasing waste and pollution. Reducing such impacts while retaining plastics’ usefulness requires a shift towards a more circular and sustainable plastics system”, states the European Environment Agency (EEA) in a [...]

Member portrait: BIOTEC

2022-12-01T17:38:19+01:001 December 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Erik Pras, Global Director Sales & Marketing at BIOTEC In each issue of the European Bioplastics Newsletter, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, Erik Pras, Global Director Sales & Marketing at BIOTEC, shares some interesting insights on his company. 5 facts about: BIOTEC, Germany BIOTEC [...]