Posts including "EN 13432":

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+01:0026 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+01:0013 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+01:0029 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 [...]

Member portrait: Prodplast Group

2019-07-29T12:34:29+01:0029 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, [...]

Member portrait: Futamura

2019-06-27T14:01:04+01:0027 June 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Mr Andy Sweetman, Sales & Marketing Manager EMEA In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present five facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Mr Andy Sweetman, Sales & Marketing Manager EMEA, shares some information on the world’s leading producer of sustainable cellulose packaging films. 5 facts about Futamura, [...]

News in brief: May 2019

2019-05-31T14:50:31+01:0031 May 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Shoes by Timberland Timberland increases the use of renewable materials in its shoes In 2018, a total of 69% of all Timberland footwear shipped in 2018 contained major components (e.g., uppers, linings, and outsoles) with at least 10% recycled, organic or renewable (ROR) content, up slightly from 67% the previous year. Renewable materials [...]

The debate: biodegradable and compostable plastic bags

2019-05-23T14:08:11+01:0023 May 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hofer’s certified compostable shopping bag with the seedling logo (c) VictorGroup In April, the University of Plymouth published the study "Environmental deterioration of biodegradable, oxo-biodegradable, compostable, and conventional plastic carrier bags in the sea, soil, and open-air over a 3-year period". Days after the publication, European Bioplastics released a press release stating [...]

News in brief: April 2019

2019-04-30T21:46:36+01:0030 April 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Kartell's modular unit designed by Anna Castelli Ferrieri Kartell presents World’s first furniture made from Bio-on biomaterial at Salone del Mobile 2019 Just a few months into the partnership between the design firm Kartell and Bio-on, the world’s first furniture made from Bio-on’s 100% natural bioplastic was presented at the international trade [...]

AllThings.Bio: How to communicate about bio-based plastic toys to consumers

2019-04-30T21:45:39+01:0030 April 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

AllThings.Bio video about bio-based toys When it comes to bio-based plastics, consumers still have many questions. A lot of scientific information is available, but it is difficult for a laymen audience to fully understand such a complex topic, and too many questions often remain unanswered. The European projects BioCannDo aims to address [...]