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EU waste legislation recognises benefits of bioplastics

2018-02-28T12:28:42+01:0028 February 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Revised legislative package on waste acknowledges that bioplastics play a key role in achieving EU recycling goals Berlin, 28 February 2018 – The provisional agreements reached by the European Council and Parliament on the EU waste legislative package published by the Commission in 2015, recognise the benefits of bioplastics. The new legislation acknowledges that [...]

Europe to ramp up funding for bio-based plastics

2018-01-29T15:39:11+01:0029 January 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The European Commission will increase the funding for research and development of innovative bio-based plastics and to further improve plastic recycling. During the press conference on the European Strategy on Plastics earlier this month, the Commission’s Vice-President Jyrki Katainen said: “we are also ready to finance or increase financing for new innovations in recyclability [...]

EUBP welcomes world’s first Plastics Strategy in Europe

2018-01-18T09:40:09+01:0017 January 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

But European Commission misses chance to fully embrace circular benefits of bio-based plastics and biodegradable plastics Berlin, 17 January 2018 – The European Strategy for Plastics, published on Tuesday by the European Commission, sets clear goals to curb plastic waste, increase resource efficiency, and to create value and job growth in Europe, but falls [...]

r-PLA is an attractive option due to its recycled and bio-based nature

2017-11-22T13:38:44+01:0022 November 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

With growing market volumes of innovative bio-based and biodegradable plastics such as PLA (polylactic acid), the recycling of these materials is becoming a more viable option. We therefore spoke to Steve Dejonghe from Looplife Polymers Site, a recycler in Belgium that already successfully recycles PLA for a number of industrial projects, about the recyclability [...]

Concrete policy asks for the revision of the EU Bioeconomy Strategy

2017-10-25T16:31:22+02:0025 October 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Launched and adopted in 2012, Europe's Bioeconomy Strategy addresses the production of renewable biological resources and their conversion into vital products and bio-energy. The strategy is needed to ensure that fossil resources are replaced with sustainable natural alternatives as part of the transition to a low-carbon circular economy. Its main purpose is to streamline [...]

Bioplastics discussed at Stakeholder Conference on EU Plastics Strategy

2017-09-28T11:42:25+02:0028 September 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In preparation for the upcoming EU Plastics Strategy, the European Commission hosted the Stakeholder Conference ‘Reinventing Plastics – Closing the Circle’ on Tuesday, 26 September 2017, to engage with relevant stakeholders and gather feedback and input for the on-going process of drafting the plastics strategy. European Bioplastics (EUBP), the association representing the interests of [...]

Sneak peek: Programme highlights of this year’s European Bioplastics Conference

2017-09-28T12:29:57+02:0028 September 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Every year, the European Bioplastics Conference features a well-rounded conference programme attracting senior executives from across the bioplastics value chain, policy bodies, NGOs, and brand owners. We are happy to announce some first highlights of this year’s conference, taking place on 28-29 November 2017 in Berlin, Germany. Kristy-Barbara Lange, Deputy Managing Director, European [...]

Recommendations towards the EU Plastics Strategy regarding bioplastics

2017-06-29T12:41:59+02:0029 June 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

At the beginning of this year, the European Commission published its EU Roadmap for a Strategy on Plastics in a Circular Economy. Consultations and discussions around some of the most important issues to be covered by the Strategy on Plastics have already started, showing the complexity of the initiative as well as the need [...]

Bioplastics are an important part of the EU Roadmap for a Strategy on Plastics

2017-02-28T09:32:16+01:0028 February 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

At the end of January 2017, the European Commission published their Roadmap for a Strategy on Plastics. François de Bie, Chairman of European Bioplastics, welcomed the Roadmap and said in a statement: “An EU Plastics Strategy is needed to drive continued change in the plastics industry towards an innovative, sustainable, and resource-efficient economy”. “The [...]

European Parliament’s ENVI Committee backs bioplastics in vote on waste legislation proposal

2017-01-31T14:31:26+01:0031 January 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On 24 January 2017 the European Parliament’s Environment Committee voted on the ambitious waste legislation proposal concerning the EU Circular Economy Package of rapporteur Simona Bonafè. European Bioplastics (EUBP) congratulates the rapporteur and the Committee on their strong efforts and the results of the vote. The vote adopted amendments of the Waste Framework Directive [...]

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