Posts including "EN 13432":

Study shows benefit of using compostable biowaste bags for quality of compost

2020-07-01T09:37:24+02:0030 June 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Witzenhausen Institute and the University of Bayreuth conducted a very interesting study, analysing the compost of several German industrial composting facilities for possible plastic content deriving from compostable biowaste bags. The field study concluded that compostable bags, certified according to the European standard EN 13432, do not pose any challenges to the quality of the compost. During the research project, the results of which were published in the May edition (05/2020, in German) of the German trade magazine „Müll und Abfall“, the scientists analysed a total of 30 samples and [...]

EU study lacks acknowledging benefits of compostable packaging

2020-05-29T13:53:35+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 [...]

New Circular Economy Action Plan: circular economy needs bioeconomy to be successful

2020-03-31T11:39:41+02:0031 March 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

After the publication of its European Green Deal (Annex) in early December last year, the European Commission (EC) recently issued one of the deal’s key deliverables: the new Circular Economy Action Plan (nCEAP). Amongst several other crucial elements, whose publication was scheduled for March, the nCEAP is of special significance for the bioplastics industry. [...]

EUBP raises concerns over biased EASAC report on bio-based and biodegradable plastics

2020-03-18T17:39:56+01:0018 March 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 18 March 2020 – “If we wanted to condense the gist of the report, we could say that EASAC discourages all the innovations that appear in the industrial sector currently dominated by fossil-based plastics”, says François de Bie, Chairman of European Bioplastics (EUBP) in response to the report ‘Packaging plastic in the circular [...]

New Circular Economy Action Plan: no circular economy without bioeconomy

2020-08-18T14:09:09+02:0013 March 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 13 March 2020 – “European Bioplastics (EUBP) welcomes the new Circular Economy Action Plan (nCEAP). It’s an ambitious step forward to transform Europe into a circular economy”, says François de Bie, Chairman of European Bioplastics. “As EUBP, we especially endorse the European Commission’s (EC) commitment to support the ‘sustainable and circular bio-based sector [...]

Europe’s new “Circular Economy Action Plan” needs to link bioeconomy and circular economy

2020-01-31T13:19:47+01:0031 January 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On 11 December 2019, the European Commission (EC) published the long-awaited Communication on the European Green Deal, which highlights the new EU leadership’s climate and sustainability ambitions. Amongst others, the Commission foresees the adaption of a new Industrial Strategy closely linked to a new Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP). “This action plan marks Europe’s [...]

News in brief: October 2019

2019-10-31T13:41:05+01:0031 October 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Consultation: UK Environmental Agency to revise standard rules sets for biowaste treatment On 21 October, the British Evironmental Agency (EA) initiated an official consultation for the revision of standard rules sets for biowaste treatment. In this regard new consultation guidelines were published. The emphasis of the consultation lies on the reduction of plastic packaging [...]

EUBP proposes criteria and product examples for preferable use of compostable plastics

2019-09-26T19:32:44+02:0026 September 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The European Commission launched an initiative regarding a study on the ‘Relevance of biodegradable and compostable plastics in a circular economy'[1]. European Bioplastics welcomes the initiative, as scepticism amongst stakeholders towards the relevance of biodegradable certified compostable plastics usually stems from a vague notion about their characteristics (please also see corresponding EUBP press release [...]

FEAD position ignores role of compostable plastics in achieving circular economy

2019-09-26T18:35:08+02:0013 September 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 13 September 2019 – Regarding FEAD’s (European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services) latest position paper “Biodegradable and Bio-Based Plastics”, European Bioplastics (EUBP) believes that FEAD displays an incomplete perception on how a circular economy can be achieved. Unfortunately, the association exclusively focuses on mechanical recycling while at the same time refusing [...]

PolyBioSkin: Latest research milestones on bio-based diapers, beauty masks and wound dressings

2019-07-29T12:34:58+02:0029 July 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The project PolyBioSkin, which was set out in 2017, aims to develop and validate pilot processes for producing prototypes of three globally significant, high performance, skin-contact products: diapers, beauty masks and wound dressings. These prototypes have to be predominantly bio-based and also biodegradable according to EN 13432. Two years on, the project is well [...]