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Bioplastics industry with a crucial role in implementing the European Green Deal

2019-12-18T15:25:28+01:0018 December 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On 11 December 2019, the European Commission published the long-awaited Communication on the European Green Deal, which highlights the new EU leadership’s climate and sustainability ambitions. This includes ambitious measures directly tackling green house gas emissions reduction targets, carbon pricing and the decarbonisation of the energy system. Besides, the Commission foresees the adaption of [...]

Implementation of Single-Use Plastic Directive – No quick-fire shots when identifying substitutes for single-use plastic products

2019-12-18T15:25:10+01:0018 December 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Since the entry into force of the Single-use Plastic Directive (SUP) in July of this year, the precise implementation of the new EU regulation is flanked by many question marks. In particular, a big question remains with regard to the ‘more sustainable material alternatives’, which potentially will substitute the plastic elements in the products [...]

14th European Bioplastics Conference – On the pulse of the bioplastics industry

2020-01-13T09:22:18+01:0013 December 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 16 December 2019 – The 14th European Bioplastics Conference took place on 3 and 4 of this month. Once again, the event lived up to its reputation as the leading business and networking platform for the global bioplastics industry. The event, with a strong focus on growth and innovation, was sold-out and brought together [...]

EUBP Conference 2019: when the entire bioplastics industry meets in Berlin

2019-11-29T10:59:35+01:0029 November 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

2019 has once again been an exciting year for bioplastics and the whole industry involved. On 3/4 December, key representatives of all relevant stakeholder groups along the value chain of bioplastics will come together in Berlin to celebrate the 14th annual European Bioplastics Conference. During the two-day event, participants will be able to listen [...]

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 [...]

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