Posts including "end-of-life":

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

2023-05-11T09:11:04+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 [...]

Innovations on Sustainable Materials for Textiles, Coatings, Films and other Wide Use Applications

2023-04-25T14:55:55+02:0025 April 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Düsseldorf, 11 May 2023, 8.30 am-3.30 pm, Maritim Hotel (in-person and online event) Organised by European Bioplastics, ENCO, AIMPLAS Why this conference? While modern economies highly depend on plastics in Europe with consumption in the range of 50 million tons per year, only 25-31% of the plastic waste in Europe is currently recycled, and [...]

A biobased content target (in the context of the PPWR)

2023-04-20T15:24:11+02:0020 April 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Open the document The bioeconomy holds the potential to provide innovative biobased materials and packaging solutions to ensure the sustainability and competitiveness of the EU packaging sector while decoupling economic growth from the use of fossil-based resources. Despite the ambitious climate neutrality target declared in the Green Deal, the Commission’s proposal for a [...]

Compostable coffee capsules (in the context of the PPWR)

2023-04-20T15:26:05+02:0020 April 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Open the document Europe is currently the world’s largest coffee market, accounting for 32% of global coffee consumption. As such, single-serve coffee capsules have become increasingly popular with billions of them consumed yearly in the EU. Their production numbers also reflect this, having increased almost fourfold from 2018 to 2022, with Europe as [...]

Plastics Strategy – contribution of bioplastics to a sustainable circular plastics economy

2023-04-20T15:30:36+02:0019 April 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Open the document On 16 January 2018, the European Commission published its Communication ‘A European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy’, meant to be an ambitious step towards making the European plastics system more resource-efficient and to drive the change from a linear to a circular system. Bioplastics provide crucial impulses for [...]

Recycling and recovery: end-of-life options for bioplastics

2023-04-20T15:33:19+02:0019 April 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Open the document Efficient waste management is key to the European Commission’s flagship policy goal of a resource-efficient Europe and its circular economy vision. The EU Waste Framework Directive (2008/98/EC, WFD) defines a five-step waste hierarchy ranking the treatments of waste based on their ability to conserve resources. Bioplastics can be biobased, like [...]

Claims on biodegradability and compostability on products and packaging

2023-04-20T15:40:23+02:0019 April 2023|Tags: , , , , , , |

Open the document Claims about biodegradability and compostability are widely used to label products and packaging regarding their end-of-life. Biodegradation can take place in different systems (industrial or home composting) and environments (soil, water). In general, the sole claim “biodegradable” on products and packaging, without indicating specific standards or environments in which the [...]

Bioplastics – furthering efficient waste management

2023-04-20T15:46:21+02:0018 April 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Open the document Efficient waste management is key to the European Commission’s flagship policy of a resource efficient Europe and its vision of a circular bioeconomy. Yet, today, the waste management infrastructure still varies immensely within the EU. In the European Union Waste Framework Directive a waste hierarchy has been defined in five [...]