Posts including "European Commission":

EUBP proposes criteria and product examples for preferable use of compostable plastics

2019-09-26T19:32:44+02:0026 September 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The European Commission launched an initiative regarding a study on the ‘Relevance of biodegradable and compostable plastics in a circular economy'[1]. European Bioplastics welcomes the initiative, as scepticism amongst stakeholders towards the relevance of biodegradable certified compostable plastics usually stems from a vague notion about their characteristics (please also see corresponding EUBP press release [...]

Event with MEP Bogovič underlines importance of bioplastics to achieve a circular economy

2019-09-26T19:30:24+02:0026 September 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

from left to right: Eva Štraser (Evegreen/Bioplasticpot), Stephan Kabasci (Fraunhofer UMSICHT), Mariagiovanna Vetere (EUBP/NatureWorks), Franc Bogovič (MEP) , François de Bie (EUBP/Total Corbion PLA), Kristy-Barbara Lange (EUBP) On 24 September, European Bioplastics, together with MEP Franc Bogovič (EPP, Slovenia), held a working breakfast in the European Parliament on the role of bio-based [...]

FEAD position ignores role of compostable plastics in achieving circular economy

2019-09-26T18:35:08+02:0013 September 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 13 September 2019 – Regarding FEAD’s (European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services) latest position paper “Biodegradable and Bio-Based Plastics”, European Bioplastics (EUBP) believes that FEAD displays an incomplete perception on how a circular economy can be achieved. Unfortunately, the association exclusively focuses on mechanical recycling while at the same time refusing [...]

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 [...]

nova-Institute explores ways to achieve a renewable carbon chemical industry in the European Union

2019-05-31T14:48:16+02:0031 May 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The European chemical industry faces enormous challenges to meet the climate goals set by the European Commission in the framework of the Paris Agreement. This agreement aims at keeping a global temperature rise below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5°C. In this context, the position paper [...]

The debate: biodegradable and compostable plastic bags

2019-05-23T14:08:11+02:0023 May 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hofer’s certified compostable shopping bag with the seedling logo (c) VictorGroup In April, the University of Plymouth published the study "Environmental deterioration of biodegradable, oxo-biodegradable, compostable, and conventional plastic carrier bags in the sea, soil, and open-air over a 3-year period". Days after the publication, European Bioplastics released a press release stating [...]

University of Plymouth study misleads on value of biodegradable and compostable plastics

2019-07-12T12:21:19+02:0030 April 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The study Environmental deterioration of biodegradable, oxo-biodegradable, compostable, and conventional plastic carrier bags in the sea, soil, and open-air over a 3-year period carried out by Imogen E. Napper and Richard C. Thompson of the University of Plymouth, whose results were announced yesterday, intends to provide insights into the ‘environmental deterioration’ of plastic carrier bags [...]

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 [...]

New EU report acknowledges the potential of bio-based plastics to successfully realise the circular economy in Europe

2019-03-22T13:22:38+02:0022 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The European Commission has delivered the report A circular economy for plastics, which provides research insights from EU-funded projects to support policy development and funding decisions. The objective is to foster the use of pastics that could circulate with full transparency at high-value usage, while minimising the risks to human health and the environment. The [...]

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 [...]