Posts including "fossil-based":

New study by the European Commission assesses the environmental impact of bio-based products in comparison to petrochemical counterparts

2019-03-22T13:23:16+02:0022 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The European Commission has published a new study Environmental impact assessments of innovative bio-based products. The study aims at providing science-based facts and evidences on the environmental impacts of bio-based products for comparison with petrochemical plastic counterparts, in order to support the future bioeconomy policy and decision-making at the EU level. The report concludes that [...]

Controversial assumptions of study by University of Bonn create misleading interpretation of bioplastics’ environmental impact

2018-12-20T14:57:18+02:0020 December 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The recent study “Land use mediated GHG emissions and spillovers from increased consumption of bioplastics” published by the University of Bonn calls into question the contribution of bio-based plastics to climate change mitigation. Although the study describes that fossil-based plastics are responsible for 15 percent of the global CO2 emissions*, it fails to acknowledge [...]

Record attendance and innovative solutions at the 13th European Bioplastics Conference

2019-01-23T11:28:03+02:007 December 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 7 December 2018 – The 13th European Bioplastics Conference, which took place on 4/5 December 2018 in Berlin, put bioplastics in the spotlight for over 400 senior executives from across the bioplastics value chain, including brands, policy makers, academia, and NGOs, by meeting the demand for more sustainable, resource-efficient, and functional solutions. The sold-out event [...]

New market data: The positive trend for the bioplastics industry remains stable

2019-01-23T11:28:47+02:005 December 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 5 December 2018 – The results of the European Bioplastics’ annual market data update, presented today at the 13th European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin, confirm a stable growth of the global bioplastics industry. “The global market for bioplastics is predicted to grow by roughly 25 percent over the next five years“, says Hasso [...]

Register now – final speaker line-up released for this year’s 13th European Bioplastics Conference

2018-11-08T14:37:42+02:006 November 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

François de Bie, Chairman of EUBP, opening the 12th European Bioplastics Conference 2017 in Berlin. With more and more brands, manufacturers, and policy makers putting bioplastics high up on the agenda, we invite you to join in on the discussion on 4/5 December 2018 in Berlin. Download the conference agenda here: http://docs.european-bioplastics.org/conference/13th_EUBP_Programme_2018.pdf [...]

Microbes fully metabolize biodegradable plastics

2018-08-16T12:40:11+02:0016 August 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 16 August 2018 - Researchers at ETH Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) succeeded in an interdisciplinary study to demonstrate that soil microorganisms metabolically utilised the carbon in the PBAT polymer both for energy production and also to build up microbial biomass. The researchers used the biodegradable [...]

News in brief – July 2018

2018-07-25T11:31:27+02:0025 July 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

VTT developed a biodegradable material that is 100% bio-based. The first model product is a designer chair manufactured as a joint effort between VTT, Plastec Finland and KO-HO Industrial design. © VTT Thermoformable bio-based material to replace fossil-based plastics in furniture: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd has developed a thermally [...]

EUBP’s policy recommendations to integrate bioplastics in the EU Plastics Strategy

2018-06-21T12:00:27+02:0022 March 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On 16 January 2018, the European Commission published its Communication ‘A European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy’. According to the Commission, this proposal is an ambitious step towards making the European plastics system more resource-efficient and drive the change from a linear to a circular system. Bioplastics provide crucial impulses for innovation [...]

News in brief – February 2018

2018-07-19T14:19:28+02:0028 February 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

PHA from sewage sludge enters demonstration phase: The Phario project produces PHA at the biological sewage treatment plant in Bath, the Netherlands, which is run by the Brabantse Delta water board. The processes required for purifying sewage water breeds bacteria that can produce 0.47 grams of PHA per gram of organic matter in the [...]

PLA in the waste stream

2017-12-18T11:06:57+02:0018 December 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The new German packaging law (Verpackungsgesetz, effective from January 2019, we reported earlier this year) includes provisions under which the participation fees for packaging shall be adapted in order to incentivise the use of recycled and renewable materials. The consequential increase in bio-based plastic packaging and the expected rise of new types of materials [...]