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Implementation of the Single-use Plastics Directive or how to create a legislative hotchpotch

2021-10-08T10:38:55+02:0030 September 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Source: European Commission Read in the following an article by Katharina Hinse, Environmental Affairs Manager at European Bioplastics (EUBP).   I thought plastic straws, plastic cutlery, and EPS take-away boxes were banned this summer. So why do I still find them everywhere? Well, as always, it’s complicated: Even though the Directive (EU 2019/904) [...]

News in brief: July/August 2021

2021-08-31T15:35:28+02:0031 August 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

European Bioplastics joins “BioPlastik” network  European Bioplastics joined the German specialized network “BioPlastik” that aims at promoting bioplastics. By joining forces in projects around innovative, bio-based, biodegradable, and affordable biopolymers, the network members seek to facilitate bioplastics’ access to the mass market.  Find out more.  Bioplastics Week 2021  The Plastics Industry Association’s Bioplastics Division will host the seventh-annual Bioplastics Week (BPW) from 13-17 September, 2021. BPW is a social media campaign created to increase the visibility for bioplastics by driving digital conversations via [...]

Biodegradable or not biodegradable, that is the question

2021-06-28T11:32:02+02:0028 June 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Constance Ißbrücker, Head of Environmental Affairs at European Bioplastics e.V. The Single-use Plastics Directive (SUPD) coming into effect on 3 July 2021 will not only ban several plastic applications, such as cutlery, plates or drinking straws from the market. It will also prohibit all products made from so-called oxo-degradable plastics. The Directive [...]

News in brief: June 2021

2021-06-28T11:30:00+02:0028 June 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

SUP Directive Guidelines: a long list of inconsistencies and questions left unanswered  With almost one year of delay on the timetable set by the Single-Use Plastics Directive, the long-awaited Guidelines have been finally published at the end of May 2021. From now on, the document will represent the vademecum for the activities of both the national [...]

European Parliament report recognizes potential role of bioplastics in the circular economy

2021-10-08T10:38:55+02:0026 February 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On 8 February, the European Parliament adopted its Own Initiative Report on the Circular Economy which recognised the role of bioplastics for the future. Amongst other issues highlighted, the MEPs emphasised the potential role of bio-based and biodegradable and compostable plastics in the circular economy whilst noting that bio-based and/or biodegradable plastics alone will not provide a solution to the environmental concerns related to plastics. [...]

The added value of compostable plastics for the circular economy

2021-10-08T10:38:55+02:0029 January 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

For quite some time now, the European Commission (EC) is putting a special focus on biodegradable and compostable polymers when assessing the general role of bioplastics. This becomes obvious when looking at the number of related EU studies and reports that had been published in 2020. The last publication in this regard was the [...]

Essential Requirements for Packaging should consider benefits of bioplastics

2021-10-08T10:38:55+02:0031 August 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The European Commission (EC) is currently revising the Essential Requirements for Packaging as part of the amendment of the EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD). They relate to the manufacturing and composition of packaging, its reusable and recoverable nature as well as to the minimization of hazardous materials. These requirements, and the associated [...]

Bioplastics Week 2020 successfully drives digital conversation

2020-08-31T15:15:05+02:0031 August 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It was already for the sixth time that the annual Bioplastics Week opened its virtual gates. During 17 and 21 August 2020, the social media campaign aimed at increasing visibility for bioplastics by driving digital conversations. The activities were coordinated by the Plastics Industry Association’s (PLASTICS) Bioplastic Division. The campaign used social media posts [...]

EU study lacks acknowledging benefits of compostable packaging

2021-10-08T10:43:18+02:0029 May 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In the course of implementing the European Strategy for Plastics, so far, the European Commission (EC) initiated a remarkable number of research studies. The recently published study on the ‘Relevance of biodegradable and compostable plastic products in a circular economy’ ranks amongst the most important ones for the bioplastics industry. It aims at contributing [...]

Guidance on single-use plastics directive: European Commission to stick to its timeline

2021-10-08T10:38:55+02:0030 April 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Almost a year has passed since the European Parliament and the European Council adopted the Single-use Plastics Directive (SUPD) in summer 2019. In order to comply with the SUPD, Member States (MS) have two years to bring into force the necessary laws, regulations and administrative provisions. Now, with the deadline ending on 3 July [...]

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