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EU Commission report confirms role of biodegradable plastics within a circular economy

2020-12-18T16:11:38+01:0018 December 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This year has already seen quite an impressive number of studies, reports, and additional publications related to bioplastics that were published by the European Commission (EC). Most of them contribute to the development of a framework for bioplastics included in the EC’s Circular Economy Action Plan. For the bioplastics industry, a clear framework is [...]

Unique virtual gathering of bioplastics industry at 15th EUBP Conference

2020-12-18T14:24:53+01:0018 December 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As for many other industries, also for bioplastics 2020 had been an exceptional year. Thus, its industry representatives were eager to come together to analyse the last twelve months and discuss about future market opportunities and challenges. Being the leading business forum for bioplastics, the annual European Bioplastics (EUBP) Conference, which took place from [...]

Unique virtual gathering of bioplastics industry at 15th EUBP Conference

2020-12-07T14:21:45+01:007 December 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 7 December 2020 – The 15th European Bioplastics (EUBP) Conference took place from 30 November to 3 December. Once again, having changed to a virtual format this year, the conference continued its success story as the leading business and networking platform for the global bioplastics industry. Online, EUBP welcomed over 350 participants from [...]

Essential Requirements for Packaging should consider benefits of bioplastics

2020-08-31T16:36:38+02:0031 August 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The European Commission (EC) is currently revising the Essential Requirements for Packaging as part of the amendment of the EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD). They relate to the manufacturing and composition of packaging, its reusable and recoverable nature as well as to the minimization of hazardous materials. These requirements, and the associated [...]

EU study lacks acknowledging benefits of compostable packaging

2020-05-29T13:53:35+02:0029 May 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In the course of implementing the European Strategy for Plastics, so far, the European Commission (EC) initiated a remarkable number of research studies. The recently published study on the ‘Relevance of biodegradable and compostable plastic products in a circular economy’ ranks amongst the most important ones for the bioplastics industry. It aims at contributing [...]

Guidance on single-use plastics directive: European Commission to stick to its timeline

2020-05-25T16:01:50+02:0030 April 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Almost a year has passed since the European Parliament and the European Council adopted the Single-use Plastics Directive (SUPD) in summer 2019. In order to comply with the SUPD, Member States (MS) have two years to bring into force the necessary laws, regulations and administrative provisions. Now, with the deadline ending on 3 July [...]

After the Covid-19 crisis: Europe’s economic recovery will be Green

2020-04-30T15:35:42+02:0030 April 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Covid-19 is said to have caused the greatest crisis after WW II, having a massive impact not only on European citizens and businesses, but on the people around the entire globe. In the European Union (EU) Member States have individually taken security measures to protect their citizens. These measures also focus on the exchange [...]

Bioplastic industry joins fight against Covid-19

2020-05-04T10:46:37+02:0030 April 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In 2019, there was a strong, quite single-minded push against plastics in general from many civil society organisations as well as from major players in the media, and politics predominantly switched to this opinion. Long before the Covid-19 outbreak, industry associations expressed great reservations as to whether the restrictions included in the Single-use Plastics [...]

New Circular Economy Action Plan: circular economy needs bioeconomy to be successful

2020-03-31T11:39:41+02:0031 March 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

After the publication of its European Green Deal (Annex) in early December last year, the European Commission (EC) recently issued one of the deal’s key deliverables: the new Circular Economy Action Plan (nCEAP). Amongst several other crucial elements, whose publication was scheduled for March, the nCEAP is of special significance for the bioplastics industry. [...]

Study by Wageningen University shows compostable plastics break down in less than 22 days in real life industrial composting

2020-03-24T15:42:58+01:0024 March 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A recent study by Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Netherlands, analysed the fate of compostable packaging products in a Dutch full-scale industrial organic waste treatment facility. The independent research results confirm what producers of biodegradable and compostable plastics have been saying for a long time. The different tested EN13432 certified products broke down within [...]

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