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

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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 [...]

How much land do we really need to produce bio-based plastics?

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Constance Ißbrücker, Head of Environmental Affairs, EUBP The consequences of climate change and the finite nature of fossil resources constitute two broadly acknowledged challenges for society in the decades to come. Bioplastics, which are derived fully or at least in part from renewable resources, have the unique advantage over conventional plastics to [...]

PLA in the waste stream

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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 [...]

News in brief – October 2017

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IKEA’s first large-scale bioplastic product: The popular re-sealable sandwich bag ISTAD is the first large-scale bioplastic product from IKEA. The bags are made from bio-based plastics derived from sugarcane where everything is either used or reused, so there is no waste in the production. IKEA estimates to sell 1.4 billion ISTAD bags this year, which [...]

New products and innovations (May 2016)

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Partnership between BASF and Avantium to produce FDCA and PEF Earlier this year, BASF and Avantium announced their plans of a joint venture for the production of furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) and polyethylenefuranotate (PEF) from renewable resources. FDCA is the essential chemical building block for the production of PEF, which is particularly suitable for certain food [...]

Global bioplastics production capacities continue to grow despite low oil price

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Press Release Global bioplastics production capacities continue to grow despite low oil price Europe set to lag behind / PHA ramps up capacities Berlin, 5 November 2015. The results of European Bioplastics’ annual market data update, presented today at the 10th European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin, confirm the positive growth trend of the global [...]

Sneak Preview: Highlights of the 10th European Bioplastics Conference 2015

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Press Release Sneak Preview: Highlights of the 10th European Bioplastics Conference 2015 Focus: new policy frameworks, market developments, and new products & materials Berlin, 13 August 2015 – The European Bioplastics Conference will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and has put forward an exciting two-day agenda to celebrate the achievements of Europe’s [...]