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Member portrait: C.A.R.M.E.N. e.V.

2019-05-02T12:03:32+02:0030 April 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Mr Edmund Langer, Executive Secretary at C.A.R.M.E.N. e.V. In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present five facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Mr Edmund Langer, Executive Secretary of C.A.R.M.E.N. e.V., shares some information on an organisation that promotes the development of ecologically and economically competitive techniques for [...]

NatureWorks announces 100 percent third-party certified sustainable feedstock by 2020

2019-02-28T12:55:02+02:0028 February 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

NatureWorks Ingeo plant (c) NatureWorks A new initiative at NatureWorks will ensure that, by 2020, 100 percent of the agricultural feedstock for Ingeo™ PLA and Vercet™ performance chemicals (lactides) will be certified by the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification System (ISCC) according to the ISCC PLUS system of best practices in agricultural production. NatureWorks was the [...]

New EU standard for biodegradable mulch films in agriculture published

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

Last October, the European Parliament voted in favour of the use of biodegradable mulch films in the revision of the EU Fertilisers Regulation. Biodegradable mulch films have been available on the EU market for many years, meeting a high level of acceptance among European farmers. They play an essential role in modern agriculture as [...]

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 [...]

European Parliament supports use of biodegradable mulch films

2017-10-25T13:47:28+02:0024 October 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 24 October 2017 – Today, the Plenary of the European Parliament voted in favour of supporting biodegradable mulch films in the revision of the EU Fertilizers Regulation. European Bioplastics (EUBP), the association for the bioplastics industry in Europe, welcomes the outcome. “The inclusion of biodegradable mulches in the EU Fertilizers Regulation will help [...]

Biodegradable mulch films supported in revision of EU Fertilisers Regulation

2017-07-13T15:50:06+02:0013 July 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 13 July 2017 – Today, the European Parliament’s Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) adopted its report amending the European Commission's proposal for a revision of the Fertilisers Regulation. In its report, the IMCO Committee acknowledges the innovative potential of biodegradable mulch films, which provide positive agronomical effects and help to [...]

European Commission 2016 report on the bioeconomy

2017-06-29T12:12:35+02:0029 June 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The EU bioeconomy makes up an important part of the total economy in the EU. In 2014, it employed around 18.6 million people and generated approximately EUR 2.2 trillion. This means that the bioeconomy represents around 9% of all sectors of the economy with regards to employment as well as to turnover. These are [...]

Member portrait: AGRANA Starch

2017-01-31T14:25:07+02:0031 January 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Bettina Fliesser, Sales Manager Bioplastics, AGRANA In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, Bettina Fliesser, Sales Manager Bioplastics at AGRANA, shares some information about the Austrian producer of starch and starch-based bioplastics. 5 facts about AGRANA Starch, Gmuend, Austria [...]

OWS expert statement on biodegradable mulch films

2017-01-31T14:24:51+02:0031 January 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Biodegradable mulch films have been available on the market for more than 15 years, backed by solid scientific and technical knowledge, and meeting a high level of acceptance among European farmers growing fruits and vegetables. They play an essential role in modern agriculture as they deliver positive agronomical effects such as increasing yield, improving [...]

From waste to bioplastics – Ford ‘driving’ the technology forward

2017-01-11T08:00:47+02:0017 August 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Car manufacturer Ford recently announced to team up with spirits brand Jose Cuervo to develop bioplastics form agave biowaste leftover from the tequila-making process. An unlikely coalition – usually alcohol and cars don’t mix – that made many people curious about the possibilities of making bioplastics from waste. The technology isn’t new, quite the [...]