Posts including "European Parliament":

Over 150 organisations back call to ban oxo-degradable plastic packaging

2017-11-22T13:39:22+01:0022 November 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Oxo statement, New Plastics Economy, 2017 Oxo-degradable plastics are being produced and sold in many countries, with society being led to believe they safely biodegrade in nature. Yet significant evidence suggests oxo-degradable plastics do not safely biodegrade but fragment into small pieces, contributing to microplastics pollution. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics [...]

European Parliament supports use of biodegradable mulch films

2017-10-25T13:47:28+02:0024 October 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 24 October 2017 – Today, the Plenary of the European Parliament voted in favour of supporting biodegradable mulch films in the revision of the EU Fertilizers Regulation. European Bioplastics (EUBP), the association for the bioplastics industry in Europe, welcomes the outcome. “The inclusion of biodegradable mulches in the EU Fertilizers Regulation will help [...]

Revision of EU Fertilizers Regulation: Why we need biodegradable mulch films

2017-10-05T11:20:38+02:005 October 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Biodegradable mulch film © European Bioplastics Berlin, 5 October 2017 – In the light of the upcoming vote of the European Parliament on the revision of the EU Fertilizers Regulation, European Bioplastics (EUBP), the association for the bioplastics industry in Europe, calls on the Plenary to confirm what has been approved by [...]

Germany takes important step to support bio-based packaging

2017-05-29T15:45:54+02:0029 May 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Earlier this month, Germany’s Bundesrat, the upper house of parliament, approved a new packaging law (Verpackungsgesetz) aimed at boosting recycling of packaging waste. It also stipulates that the systems collecting the waste fees are obliged to create incentives that encourage the use of recycled material or material from renewable sources for the production of [...]

EUBP urges European Council to support bio-based packaging

2017-04-24T12:49:42+02:0024 April 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The ongoing revision of the European Directive on Packaging and Packaging Waste (94/62/EC) represents a concrete opportunity for the bioeconomy sector in Europe and the transition to a circular economy. Earlier in March this year, the European Parliament voted, for the first time ever, for an amendment of this directive that requires Member States [...]

Juncker set out his vision of Europe – bioplastics pioneering innovation

2017-03-30T09:41:53+02:0030 March 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When EU leaders gathered in Brussels at the beginning of March to discuss how to generate growth, create jobs and improve competitiveness in Europe, the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, set out his vision of Europe - a vision in which bioplastics are a concrete example of the pioneering innovations of the [...]

MEPs pave the way for bioplastics in Europe

2017-03-30T09:45:25+02:0030 March 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Earlier this month, the European Parliament plenary voted on the waste legislation proposal as part of the EU Circular Economy Package. With their vote, the Members of Parliament send a clear signal that reuse and recycling remain of paramount priority in the pursuit of an EU circular economy while at the same time strengthening [...]

European Parliament’s ENVI Committee backs bioplastics in vote on waste legislation proposal

2017-01-31T14:31:26+01:0031 January 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On 24 January 2017 the European Parliament’s Environment Committee voted on the ambitious waste legislation proposal concerning the EU Circular Economy Package of rapporteur Simona Bonafè. European Bioplastics (EUBP) congratulates the rapporteur and the Committee on their strong efforts and the results of the vote. The vote adopted amendments of the Waste Framework Directive [...]

European Parliament breakfast on biodegradable plastics

2017-01-31T14:24:38+01:0031 January 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On 25 January 2017, at the crossroads of several important dossiers and initiatives concerning the Circular Economy Package, Margrete Auken, Member of European Parliament, hosted a breakfast debate on ‘Clarifying biodegradable plastics and how to put them to proper use’. MEP Auken welcomed a delegation of the Congress’ of the Philippines Ecology Committee – [...]

European Parliament’s ENVI Committee backs bioplastics in vote on waste legislation

2017-01-25T11:02:07+01:0025 January 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 25 January 2017 – European Bioplastics (EUBP), the association representing the bioplastics industry in Europe, congratulates the European Parliament's Environment Committee and rapporteur Simona Bonafè on their strong efforts and the results of yesterday's vote on the waste legislation proposals concerning the EU Circular Economy Package.  The positive vote of the Members of [...]