Posts including "end-of-life":

EUBP’s policy recommendations to use sound LCAs as a basis for policy formulation

2019-07-29T12:36:12+02:0029 July 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

In recent years, policy makers have become increasingly reliant on the use of Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) to establish a proper basis for more transparent and evidence-based decision-making on policies and regulations. However, succesful LCAs must take into account a number of considerations in terms of how they influence the final result and policy [...]

Study aims to understand the biodegradation of individual polymers and their blends in managed and unmanaged environments

2019-06-27T14:11:54+02:0027 June 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

(c) American Chemical Society Biodegradable polymers are often promoted as an environmental solution to plastic pollution. However, their degradation in managed and unmanaged environments is not always well understood. The authors of the study “Biodegradable plastic blends create new possibilities for end-of-life management of plastics but they are not a panacea for [...]

New study by the European Commission assesses the environmental impact of bio-based products in comparison to petrochemical counterparts

2019-03-22T13:23:16+02:0022 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The European Commission has published a new study Environmental impact assessments of innovative bio-based products. The study aims at providing science-based facts and evidences on the environmental impacts of bio-based products for comparison with petrochemical plastic counterparts, in order to support the future bioeconomy policy and decision-making at the EU level. The report concludes that [...]

News in brief: February 2019

2019-02-28T13:00:20+02:0028 February 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Global Plastic Leak Project kicks off to tackle plastic and microplastic leakage Key stakeholders from the private and public sector have become members of the Plastic Leak Project (PLP), which intends to develop robust metrics to locate, measure and map plastic and microplastic pollution across the value chain and define effective actions to fix the problem [...]

News in brief – December 2018

2018-12-20T14:56:22+02:0020 December 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

UK unveils £60 million (US $76.4 million) funding to develop sustainable packaging: The funding, to be bolstered by industry support, and delivered by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund aims at support the development of new forms of packaging and plastic made from farming, food and industrial waste, among other [...]

Record attendance and innovative solutions at the 13th European Bioplastics Conference

2019-01-23T11:28:03+02:007 December 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 7 December 2018 – The 13th European Bioplastics Conference, which took place on 4/5 December 2018 in Berlin, put bioplastics in the spotlight for over 400 senior executives from across the bioplastics value chain, including brands, policy makers, academia, and NGOs, by meeting the demand for more sustainable, resource-efficient, and functional solutions. The sold-out event [...]

News in brief – November 2018

2018-11-08T14:25:27+02:008 November 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Mater-Biopolymer Novamont reopens Mater-Bioploymer plant in Patrica: Mater-Bi is a company wholly controlled by the Novamont group. Its purpose is the manufacture of ORIGO–BI®, biopolyesters with a high level of renewables, components of MATER-BI® compostable bioplastics. The plant has been regenerated, modified and in some cases wholly renewed to implement innovative technologies [...]

Danone accelerates the transition towards a circular economy of packaging

2018-11-08T14:28:39+02:008 November 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Danone announced a series of new commitments and actions to ensure its packaging will become 100% circular, and to accelerate the global transition towards a circular economy of packaging. This includes (1) initiatives to improve product design and develop alternative delivery and reuse models, (2) investments to develop effective, efficient and inclusive systems for increased [...]

Register now – final speaker line-up released for this year’s 13th European Bioplastics Conference

2018-11-08T14:37:42+02:006 November 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

François de Bie, Chairman of EUBP, opening the 12th European Bioplastics Conference 2017 in Berlin. With more and more brands, manufacturers, and policy makers putting bioplastics high up on the agenda, we invite you to join in on the discussion on 4/5 December 2018 in Berlin. Download the conference agenda here: http://docs.european-bioplastics.org/conference/13th_EUBP_Programme_2018.pdf [...]

Biodegradability of plastics in the marine environment

2018-06-25T14:20:09+02:0025 June 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In the context of the EU Plastics Strategy and the recently published proposal for a Directive on the reduction of single-use plastic products, biodegradable and compostable plastics are increasingly being discussed with regard to their potential to contribute to tackling marine litter. Constance Ißbrücker, Head of Environmental Affairs at European Bioplastics (EUBP), provides some [...]