Posts including "feedstock":

Q&A on certified soil-biodegradable mulch films

2023-11-30T15:39:43+01:0024 November 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Open the document What are certified soil-biodegradable mulch films? What are the advantages of certified soil-biodegradable mulch films? Do certified soil-biodegradable mulch films fully biodegrade in soil? How does the market for agricultural plastics and certified soil- biodegradable mulch film currently look like? Do certified soil-biodegradable plastics create persistent microplastics? Do certified soil-biodegradable [...]

RCI study debunking competition between food and feedstock

2023-10-19T15:54:02+02:0010 July 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

A new publication by the Renewable Carbon Initiative challenges the commonly held belief that using food and feed crops for bio-based materials is detrimental to food security. Against the backdrop of a global hunger crisis, the paper argues that the biomass debate is flawed, subjective, and lacks sufficient evidence. It suggests that other factors [...]

We need a clear distinction in the communication about the use of verifiable renewable feedstock and “bio-attributed” feedstocks using mass balance 

2023-06-01T16:00:47+02:001 June 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Traditional polymer manufacturing processes heavily rely on fossil fuels as feedstock, contributing to greenhouse gas emissions and the depletion of finite resources.   The utilisation of biomass in the plastics sector has evolved to offer sustainable alternatives to conventional fossil-based materials. By leveraging biogenic feedstock, the industry can reduce its environmental impact and promote circularity. [...]

Mass balance approach for the use of biobased feedstock for polymer production

2023-05-04T12:15:33+02:004 May 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Open the document To increase the amount of plastics based on renewable resources on the market and decrease dependence on depletable feedstocks, such as crude oil, the mass balance approach is a complementary step that can be necessary for a fossil-free future. In line with ISO 22095, the mass balance approach is a [...]

A biobased content target (in the context of the PPWR)

2023-04-20T15:24:11+02:0020 April 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Open the document The bioeconomy holds the potential to provide innovative biobased materials and packaging solutions to ensure the sustainability and competitiveness of the EU packaging sector while decoupling economic growth from the use of fossil-based resources. Despite the ambitious climate neutrality target declared in the Green Deal, the Commission’s proposal for a [...]

EUBA position on the JRC LCA Methodology

2023-10-19T15:54:02+02:0019 April 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Open the document The final methodology for life cycle assessment (LCA) of alternative feedstock for plastics production clearly and structurally favours fossil-based over biobased plastics, and so undermines many of the deliverables set out by the European Green Deal. This is wildly at odds with the EU’s commitment towards reducing dependency on fossil-carbon [...]