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News in brief: April 2022

2022-04-29T12:01:56+02:0029 April 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Sea-farmed supercrop: how seaweed could transform the way we live From high-protein food to plastics and fuel, Swedish scientists are attempting to tap the marine plant’s huge potential. As we shift to a bio-based rather than fossil-fuel-based economy, seaweed could provide a lot of the compounds we need. For example, Ulrica Edlund, Steinhagen’s collaborator [...]

Forthcoming EU policy framework on bio-based, biodegradable and compostable plastics

2022-03-31T16:13:42+02:0031 March 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Forthcoming EU policy framework on bio-based, biodegradable and compostable plastics With the public consultation phase now closed, the forthcoming EU policy framework on bio-based, biodegradable and compostable plastics is nearing completion and is expected to be adopted in the second quarter of 2022. It is a crucial piece of legislation for the bioplastics industry, and [...]

News from the members: March 2022

2022-03-31T16:11:38+02:0031 March 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Bio-Fed signs distribution agreement with KBK in Japan Cologne-based materials producer Bio-Fed and Tokyo-headquartered Kyokuto Boeki Kaisha, Ltd. (KBK), have signed an agreement naming KBK as Bio-Fed’s distribution partner for the Japanese market. Bio-Fed, a branch of Akro-Plastic GmbH and a member of the Feddersen Group, produces and distributes biodegradable and/or bio-based plastic compounds [...]

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 from the members: February 2022

2022-02-28T10:58:37+01:0028 February 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Swell idea: Bioplastic surf boards gain traction  In France, a company is using 3D printing and bio-based materials to bring the surf community a more sustainable experience. Wyve, based in the Basque beach area, is replacing the polystyrene and EPS foam “blanks” that make traditional surfboards buoyant with inner hexagons that trap air. The [...]

News in brief: January 2022

2022-01-28T14:17:26+01:0028 January 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Study Shows Consumers Favor Sustainability in Products & Packaging  The Plant Based Products Council (PBPC) recently released its annual consumer research study showing growing consumer demand for products made from renewable and sustainable materials. In general, the study found 61% of consumers are more interested in companies who produce or use plant-based products. At [...]

JRC’s “Plastics LCA method” is not fit for purpose

2021-12-16T14:11:15+01:0016 December 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Constance Ißbrücker, Head of Environmental Affairs at European Bioplastics e.V. The EU Plastics Strategy presented a vision where innovative materials and alternative feedstocks would ultimately replace fossil resources. In this context, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) was tasked in 2018 by the European Commission to elaborate an appropriate life cycle assessment (LCA)-based method to evaluate the potential environmental [...]

Bioplastics community came home to Berlin to celebrate 16th European Bioplastics Conference

2021-12-16T14:11:05+01:0016 December 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

EUBPConf2021: multi stakeholder panel discussion on bioplastics and EU policy After last year’s 100 percent virtual format, the European Bioplastics Conference was finally able to re-open its gates in Berlin and welcomed around 140 participants. The other half of the overall 320 participants attended online. During the different conference sessions and in [...]

Know your value chain: identifying the amount of bio-based content in your subcontractor’s products 

2021-12-16T14:10:54+01:0016 December 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Oona Korhonen, Project Manager at Measurlabs, specialized in biomass Read below a guest article by Oona Korhonen from Measurlabs.  How well do you know the amount of bio-based content in the raw materials you use? Have you measured it yourself?  There are two big reasons to do so. Firstly, as fossil-based materials [...]

Member portrait: Tetra Pak

2022-01-04T09:52:43+01:0016 December 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Member portrait: Tetra Pak  In each issue of the Bioplastics Newsletter, we present some facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Anke Hampel, Innovation and Sustainability Director of Tetra Pak, shares some interesting insights on her company.  5 facts about Tetra Pak A one litre Tetra Pak® carton package is typically made of approximately 70% paperboard, 25% plastic and 5% aluminum. This high [...]

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