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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 [...]

BON Europe comments on revision of PPWD 

2022-09-30T11:24:14+02:0030 September 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The current revision of the EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD), as well as the Waste Framework Directive (WFD) review and the forthcoming framework on bio-based, biodegradable and compostable plastics provide crucial opportunities to fully acknowledge the role of bioplastics in a circular economy.  The Bioplastics Organisation Network (BON) Europe, a collaboration of [...]

PLA compostable bioplastics, towards a circular economy

2022-09-30T11:23:08+02:0030 September 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Maelenn Macedo-Ravard, Regulatory and Sustainability Manager at TotalEnergies Corbion BV Read below a guest article by Maelenn Macedo-Ravard, Regulatory and Sustainability Manager at TotalEnergies Corbion BV. Plastic recycling is far from reaching its targets included in the different waste legislations worldwide. Of all plastic produced since 1950, only 9% has ever been [...]

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 [...]

How bioplastics can help to make the medical sector more sustainable

2022-08-31T11:26:18+02:0031 August 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Constance Ißbrücker, Head of Environmental Affairs at European Bioplastics e.V. Bioplastics are nothing new to the medical sector. In fact, it’s one of the sectors where bioplastics have been in use for a very long time because they offer significant benefits in terms of specific properties and functionalities. They also provide opportunities [...]

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 [...]

Spanish study: compostable bioplastics fully biodegrade during industrial composting process and, thus, don’t generate microplastics

2022-01-28T14:18:07+01:0028 January 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

A recently conducted study which focused on the identification and quantification of microplastics in final refined compost found no remains of used EN 13432 certified industrial compostable bioplastics. If correctly composted, their use does not contribute to the increase of microplastic pollution.  Microplastics and their potential environmental and health impacts have been of growing concern in recent years. Compost produced from separately [...]

Revision of PPWD puts key legislation for plastics industry on the spotlight

2021-10-29T14:13:08+02:0029 October 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

At the end of last year, the European Commission has started to revise the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD) and its Essential Requirements. After the implementation of the Single-use Plastics Directive (SUPD) which came into effect in July, this revision could mean additional far-reaching changes for the whole plastics industry. In a three-month [...]

News in brief: September 2021

2021-09-30T13:22:25+02:0030 September 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Promising interim results of field test with compostable plastic bags in supermarkets  Since mid-March 2021, in the German city of Straubingen, supermarkets of the EDEKA and REWE company participate in a field test with compostable vegetable and fruit bags. Recently, first very positive interim results of a consumer survey and a compost analysis have been published. According to the survey, consumers showed a very high level of acceptance for the use of compostable [...]

Biodegradable or not biodegradable, that is the question

2021-06-28T11:32:02+02:0028 June 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Constance Ißbrücker, Head of Environmental Affairs at European Bioplastics e.V. The Single-use Plastics Directive (SUPD) coming into effect on 3 July 2021 will not only ban several plastic applications, such as cutlery, plates or drinking straws from the market. It will also prohibit all products made from so-called oxo-degradable plastics. The Directive [...]

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