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

2022-06-30T16:52:12+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 [...]

EUBP Meetup – The Brussels Bubble

2022-06-30T16:58:26+02:0030 June 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On 22 June 2022, for the first time after the Covid-19 outbreak, European Bioplastics (EUBP) invited political stakeholders to a networking event in Brussels. François de Bie, Chairman of EUBP, welcomed the over 70 guests in the premises of the Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to the European Union. De Bie expressed his [...]

Policy news: May 2022

2022-05-31T16:07:29+02:0031 May 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Existing certification schemes to inspire EU plan for carbon removals The European Commission’s proposal to regulate the Union’s carbon removals market will be based on existing verification and certification schemes. It will further aim to create a common method in order to bring more transparency to the opaque sector, an EU official explained. The [...]

News from the members: May 2022

2022-05-31T16:06:02+02:0031 May 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berry Superfos and Neste equip Tchibo with bio-based coffee capsules for Qbo brand German coffee producer Tchibo is introducing a bio-based capsule for its Qbo brand made 70% from second-generation renewable raw materials. Coffee capsules are becoming more popular around the world. However, the downside is the environmental footprint they have by generating a [...]

News in brief: May 2022

2022-05-31T16:05:41+02:0031 May 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

More than half of Gen Z consumers influenced by packaging sustainability, according to new research  New research from the packaging manufacturer and consultancy Duo suggests that 56% of so-called Gen Z consumers – generally considered to be in the 10-25 age range, at present – are less likely to buy from a retailer again [...]

EU Waste Framework Directive should acknowledge important role of bioplastics in reducing impact on environment and climate

2022-02-28T11:10:54+01:0028 February 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In order to achieve the ambitious goals of the European Green Deal, respectively the Circular Economy Action Plan, the European Commission already initiated a significant number of regulatory processes. To improve Europe’s waste management in line with the waste hierarchy and the implementation of the polluter principle, the Commission had initiated a Call for [...]

News in brief: September 2021

2021-09-30T13:22:25+02:0030 September 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Promising interim results of field test with compostable plastic bags in supermarkets  Since mid-March 2021, in the German city of Straubingen, supermarkets of the EDEKA and REWE company participate in a field test with compostable vegetable and fruit bags. Recently, first very positive interim results of a consumer survey and a compost analysis have been published. According to the survey, consumers showed a very high level of acceptance for the use of compostable [...]

Johnny Cash would have used compostable liner bags too – a composting story from Nashville, Tennessee

2021-08-31T15:38:24+02:0031 August 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Earth mover working on pile of compost in industrial facility Nashville, Tennessee, USA has not only been home of one of the world’s greatest singers, Mr. Johnny Cash, but also home of a pioneer of organic recycling in the area. In 2011, Edward Wansing launched The Compost Company (TCC) in Ashland City, [...]

The role of compostable plastics within the circular economy

2021-03-17T13:40:37+01:0017 March 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On 3 March 2021, the EUBP webinar “Organic recycling within the circular economy: the role of compostable plastics” explored the contribution of biodegradable and compostable plastics to help the EU to meet its organic waste recovery targets by the end of 2023. In order to establish a truly circular economy, the EU needs to capture this untapped potential by collecting and organically recycling this waste into high value compost for soil enrichment.   In her welcome statement, our host MEP [...]

European Parliament report recognizes potential role of bioplastics in the circular economy

2021-10-08T10:38:55+02:0026 February 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On 8 February, the European Parliament adopted its Own Initiative Report on the Circular Economy which recognised the role of bioplastics for the future. Amongst other issues highlighted, the MEPs emphasised the potential role of bio-based and biodegradable and compostable plastics in the circular economy whilst noting that bio-based and/or biodegradable plastics alone will not provide a solution to the environmental concerns related to plastics. [...]

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