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Biowaste management remains untapped potential for the European Union

2020-07-01T09:47:46+02:0030 June 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A report recently published by the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) and Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) shows that with only 16% of the biowaste potential being used, the biowaste management still remains an untapped potential for the European Union to further transition to a Circular Economy. Both organizations jointly produced a first-of-its-kind report estimating the [...]

New Circular Economy Action Plan: circular economy needs bioeconomy to be successful

2020-03-31T11:39:41+02:0031 March 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

After the publication of its European Green Deal (Annex) in early December last year, the European Commission (EC) recently issued one of the deal’s key deliverables: the new Circular Economy Action Plan (nCEAP). Amongst several other crucial elements, whose publication was scheduled for March, the nCEAP is of special significance for the bioplastics industry. [...]

News in brief: February 2020

2020-03-24T16:09:11+01:0024 March 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Automotive Bioplastic: The Future of Modern Cars? Reducing CO2 emission and fuel consumption by decreasing a vehicle’s weight is the most significant objective and foremost challenge of the automotive industry today. Biomaterials are heralded as a good match contributing to this goal. Bio-based plastics comprise of varied range of materials such as mass commodity [...]

UK: WRAP published new guidelines for use of compostable plastic packaging

2020-03-31T11:01:59+02:0024 March 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

WRAP, a not for profit organisation, which leads the UK Plastics Pact, has recently published a new guidance to help businesses make informed choices when considering the use of compostable packaging. The document clarifies what compostable plastics packaging is, outlines current waste management practices and identifies key applications and opportunities within the existing infrastructure. [...]

EUBP raises concerns over biased EASAC report on bio-based and biodegradable plastics

2020-03-18T17:39:56+01:0018 March 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 18 March 2020 – “If we wanted to condense the gist of the report, we could say that EASAC discourages all the innovations that appear in the industrial sector currently dominated by fossil-based plastics”, says François de Bie, Chairman of European Bioplastics (EUBP) in response to the report ‘Packaging plastic in the circular [...]

New Circular Economy Action Plan: no circular economy without bioeconomy

2020-03-20T15:14:26+01:0013 March 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 13 March 2020 – “European Bioplastics (EUBP) welcomes the new Circular Economy Action Plan (nCEAP). It’s an ambitious step forward to transform Europe into a circular economy”, says François de Bie, Chairman of European Bioplastics. “As EUBP, we especially endorse the European Commission’s (EC) commitment to support the ‘sustainable and circular bio-based sector [...]

Europe’s new “Circular Economy Action Plan” needs to link bioeconomy and circular economy

2020-01-31T13:19:47+01:0031 January 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On 11 December 2019, the European Commission (EC) published the long-awaited Communication on the European Green Deal, which highlights the new EU leadership’s climate and sustainability ambitions. Amongst others, the Commission foresees the adaption of a new Industrial Strategy closely linked to a new Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP). “This action plan marks Europe’s [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

News in brief: August/September 2019

2019-09-26T19:21:07+02:0026 September 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

German Packaging Act: minimum standards for assessment of recycling capability lack promotion of bioplastics Packaging must become more recyclable and environmentally friendly. The recycling rates defined in the new German Packaging Act, which came into effect on 1 January 2019, are otherwise impossible to achieve. An important tool to implement the legislation, are the [...]