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Transition to climate neutrality needs accurate accounting for biogenic carbon

2022-09-30T11:26:59+02:0030 September 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Product Environmental Footprint method could become the EU’s guiding approach for environmental impact assessment; to be fit for purpose, it should appraise the carbon footprint of bio-based products.  As the European Commission increasingly plans to rely on the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) method as the guiding approach for environmental impact assessment, an accurate [...]

Revision of Waste Framework Directive should promote the use of bio-based and compostable plastics

2022-08-31T11:31:11+02:0031 August 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In January 2022, the European Commission had initiated the revision process of the EU Waste Framework Directive (WFD) with a Call for Evidence for an impact assessment of the EU waste management. In summer, the Commission opened the process for the broader public consultation that just recently closed on 24 August. The revision of [...]

Policy News: July / August 2022

2022-08-31T11:45:30+02:0031 August 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Biomass used for energy and materials is, on the one hand, one of the key mitigation options to reach the 1.5 °C GMT (Global Mean Temperature) target set in the Paris Agreement, as highlighted by the IPCC’s reports (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) and many other key analyses. On the other hand, particularly in [...]

Revision of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive – a cornerstone in the regulatory environment for bioplastics

2022-06-30T16:56:21+02:0030 June 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In its efforts to tackle the challenges related to waste, overpackaging, and sustainable production, the European Commission not only introduces additional regulations, such as the Single-use Plastics Directive, but also focuses on revising existing legislation. A milestone in the EU’s approach to respond to the environmental challenges we are facing is the revision of [...]

EU Bioeconomy progress report acknowledges important role of bioplastics within the bioeconomy

2022-06-30T19:43:30+02:0030 June 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The recently published "EU Bioeconomy Strategy Progress Report" presents the state of play of the implementation of the 2018 updated Bioeconomy Strategy and Action Plan and the overall progress of the bioeconomy in Europe.    In the report the Commission concludes that the actions are well on track and already contributed to the objectives of [...]

Policy News: June 2022

2022-06-30T16:40:25+02:0030 June 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Why the EU’s Taxonomy Climate Delegated Act correctly lists bio-based plastics as “green investments” The Climate Delegated Act supplementing the Taxonomy Regulation clearly supports “plastics derived wholly or partially from renewable feedstock” as “substantially contributing to climate change mitigation”. In order to meet the European Union’s climate and energy targets for 2030 and reach [...]

Why the EU’s Taxonomy Climate Delegated Act correctly lists bio-based plastics as “green investments”

2022-05-31T16:09:17+02:0031 May 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In order to meet the European Union’s climate and energy targets for 2030 and reach the objectives of the European Green Deal, the European Commission aims at directing investments towards sustainable projects and activities. This requires a common language and a clear definition of what “sustainable” means. Therefore, the Commission’s Action Plan on Financing Sustainable Growth called [...]

EU legislation needs to stronger acknowledge important role of bioplastics within circular economy

2022-04-29T12:02:33+02:0029 April 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Read below a guest article by Hasso von Pogrell, Managing Director of European Bioplastics which was recently published in the anniversary edition of the Japanese BioPlastics Association journal. During the past years, the environment for bio-based as well as biodegradable and compostable plastics in the European Union (EU) has become more and more dynamic. [...]

Forthcoming EU policy framework on bio-based, biodegradable and compostable plastics

2022-03-31T16:13:42+02:0031 March 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Forthcoming EU policy framework on bio-based, biodegradable and compostable plastics With the public consultation phase now closed, the forthcoming EU policy framework on bio-based, biodegradable and compostable plastics is nearing completion and is expected to be adopted in the second quarter of 2022. It is a crucial piece of legislation for the bioplastics industry, and [...]

European Bioplastics appoints new Head of EU Affairs in Brussels

2022-04-25T12:38:27+02:0031 March 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Maria Neguț, Head of EU Affairs European Bioplastics (EUBP) is very pleased to announce the appointment of Maria Neguț as the association’s new Head of EU Affairs who assumed her position on 14 March 2022 and is based in Brussels. Maria follows Joanna Dupont-Inglis who very successfully represented the interests of the [...]

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