Posts including "European Parliament":

New EU waste rules adopted

2021-10-08T10:47:14+02:0026 April 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On 18 April, the European Parliament approved the package to update the EU waste legislation, including a revision of the Waste Framework Directive and the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive. Apart from new ambitious recycling and landfilling targets to boost the re-use of valuable materials in waste, the new legislation also acknowledges that bio-based [...]

Biodegradable mulch films discussed in workshop hosted by MEP Bogovič

2021-10-08T10:41:12+02:0022 March 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On 21 March 2018, Member of the European Parliament Franc Bogovič (EPP) hosted a breakfast debate on 'Biodegradable mulch films: Reducing environmental impact of plastics in agriculture‘. The aim of the workshop was to provide the EU institutions with scientific information about the technology of biodegradable plastics, in particular their benefits in agricultural applications [...]

New EU standard for biodegradable mulch films in agriculture published

2021-10-08T10:41:12+02:0028 February 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Last October, the European Parliament voted in favour of the use of biodegradable mulch films in the revision of the EU Fertilisers Regulation. Biodegradable mulch films have been available on the EU market for many years, meeting a high level of acceptance among European farmers. They play an essential role in modern agriculture as [...]

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

2021-10-08T10:41:12+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

2021-10-08T10:41:12+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

2021-10-08T10:42:11+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

2021-10-08T10:42:11+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

2021-10-08T10:42:11+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 [...]