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Leitmotiv of the recently closed calls of the Horizon programme: From recycling to the needs of standardization and social acceptance of biobased products and materials.

2023-10-09T13:10:19+02:009 October 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Autumn round of Horizon Europe calls has been recently closed. Several challenges recurred in the texts of the calls, setting requirements for the new projects working on the biobased materials of the future and on packaging. EUBP has been involved in several applications submitted in the past days, working specifically on tasks related to [...]

HARMONITOR survey on sustainability certification

2023-07-10T14:03:39+02:0010 July 2023|Tags: , , , , |

HARMONITOR is conducting a survey on the effectiveness and robustness of sustainability certification schemes and labels (CSL’s) that have been integrated in the supply chains of biobased products in the EU. The objective of the survey is to inform on the potential and challenges for these certifications to become a co-regulation policy instrument in [...]

We need a clear distinction in the communication about the use of verifiable renewable feedstock and “bio-attributed” feedstocks using mass balance 

2023-06-01T16:00:47+02:001 June 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Traditional polymer manufacturing processes heavily rely on fossil fuels as feedstock, contributing to greenhouse gas emissions and the depletion of finite resources.   The utilisation of biomass in the plastics sector has evolved to offer sustainable alternatives to conventional fossil-based materials. By leveraging biogenic feedstock, the industry can reduce its environmental impact and promote circularity. [...]

European Bioeconomy Alliance calls for stronger support of the biobased sectors in the new rules on packaging and packaging waste

2023-06-01T13:22:05+02:001 June 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As part of its membership to the European Bioeconomy Alliance (EUBA), European Bioplastics (EUBP) has actively participated in the draft of a position paper to collectively react to the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR), as proposed by the European Commission.   While EUBA supports the intentions of the Commission’s PPWR proposal to make all [...]

Ecodesign for packaging products is not only technologically feasible, but also economically viable

2023-06-05T10:52:23+02:0031 May 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Biobased packaging products can be biodegradable, compostable, and recyclable. 12 EU-funded projects demonstrate how at a recent conference organized by European Bioplastics. In the past few years, several projects funded by the Bio-based Industries Joint Technology Initiative, such as BIOnTop, Usable Packaging, CelluWiz, MANDALA have developed novel alternative solutions to eco-design packaging products to [...]