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Draft revision proposal of PPWD: bioplastics industry sends incendiary letter to Commission Presidency regarding devastating consequences for the sector

2022-11-25T10:49:38+01:0025 November 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The recently published leak of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD) revision proposal sent a shock wave to the affected industries within Europe and beyond. The bioplastics industry finds itself confronted with a factual ban on most compostable plastics packaging. The ban has the potential to shut down wide sections of the industry concerned [...]

Commission proposal for a new packaging and packaging waste legislation could counteract Green Deal, warns industry coalition

2022-11-16T15:59:53+01:0016 November 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Recently, the discussion about the European Union’s future packaging and packaging waste legislation gathered momentum since a leaked version of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) became public (October 2022). The bioplastics industry is concerned by the proposal’s ignorance towards the significant role of the bioeconomy and its products, including bio-based and compostable [...]

A successful European Green Deal needs a strong bioeconomy

2022-10-31T13:53:54+01:0031 October 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The big picture, as formulated in the European Green Deal, is quite clear: Europe needs to become a more sustainable, resilient, and competitive economy. The bioeconomy has a huge potential to contribute to the Green Deal transition as it encompasses all sectors involving the use of renewable resources, without comprising biodiversity goals. It is [...]

Bioplastics community gathers at EUBP Conference in Berlin – programme available now

2022-10-17T14:56:36+02:0017 October 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 17 October 2022 – The European Bioplastics (EUBP) Conference, the leading business and networking event for the bioplastics industry, will take place on 6/7 December 2022 in Berlin. “The success story of this conference continues in its 17th edition. We look forward to welcoming the international bioplastics community in Berlin”, says Hasso von [...]

Transition to climate neutrality needs accurate accounting for biogenic carbon

2022-09-30T11:26:59+02:0030 September 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Product Environmental Footprint method could become the EU’s guiding approach for environmental impact assessment; to be fit for purpose, it should appraise the carbon footprint of bio-based products.  As the European Commission increasingly plans to rely on the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) method as the guiding approach for environmental impact assessment, an accurate [...]

Revision of Waste Framework Directive should promote the use of bio-based and compostable plastics

2022-08-31T11:31:11+02:0031 August 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In January 2022, the European Commission had initiated the revision process of the EU Waste Framework Directive (WFD) with a Call for Evidence for an impact assessment of the EU waste management. In summer, the Commission opened the process for the broader public consultation that just recently closed on 24 August. The revision of [...]

Revision of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive – a cornerstone in the regulatory environment for bioplastics

2022-06-30T16:56:21+02:0030 June 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In its efforts to tackle the challenges related to waste, overpackaging, and sustainable production, the European Commission not only introduces additional regulations, such as the Single-use Plastics Directive, but also focuses on revising existing legislation. A milestone in the EU’s approach to respond to the environmental challenges we are facing is the revision of [...]

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

2022-06-30T19:43:30+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 [...]

Policy News: June 2022

2022-06-30T16:40:25+02:0030 June 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Why the EU’s Taxonomy Climate Delegated Act correctly lists bio-based plastics as “green investments” The Climate Delegated Act supplementing the Taxonomy Regulation clearly supports “plastics derived wholly or partially from renewable feedstock” as “substantially contributing to climate change mitigation”. In order to meet the European Union’s climate and energy targets for 2030 and reach [...]

Why the EU’s Taxonomy Climate Delegated Act correctly lists bio-based plastics as “green investments”

2022-05-31T16:09:17+02:0031 May 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In order to meet the European Union’s climate and energy targets for 2030 and reach the objectives of the European Green Deal, the European Commission aims at directing investments towards sustainable projects and activities. This requires a common language and a clear definition of what “sustainable” means. Therefore, the Commission’s Action Plan on Financing Sustainable Growth called [...]

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