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EUBP Talk – new webinar series started successfully

2022-04-05T15:29:30+02:0031 March 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

European Bioplastics (EUBP) successfully kicked-off the new event series “EUBP Talk”, which aims to provide greater insights into the latest developments in the bioplastics industry and into relevant EU policy initiatives by bringing together policy makers, R&D experts, and industry leaders to talk about how bioplastics can contribute to tackling some of the major [...]

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 [...]

Member portrait: AGRANA Starch

2022-03-01T07:31:00+01:0028 February 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, Rudi Eswein, Sales Manager Bioplastics at AGRANA, shares some information about the Austrian producer of starch and starch-based bioplastics.   5 facts about AGRANA Starch, Austria  As an Austria based, multinational company with over 9000 [...]

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 from the members: January 2022

2022-01-28T15:03:52+01:0028 January 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Sulzer PLA bioplastics production technology selected for NatureWorks' new plant with annual capacity of 75'000 tons  Developed to support the increasing global demand for polylactic acid (PLA) bioplastics, NatureWorks’ fully integrated plant will utilize Sulzer Chemtech's advanced lactide purification and polymer production technology to produce 75'000 tons per year of Ingeo polylactic acid (PLA) [...]

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

2022-07-14T12:36:03+02:0016 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 [...]

United Nations recommends bioplastics as a sustainable alternative to conventional plastics

2021-12-13T21:09:37+01:0013 December 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 14 December 2021 – Last week the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) published a report assessing the sustainability of agricultural plastic products[1] recommending the replacement of non-biodegradable, conventional polymers with biodegradable, bio-based polymers. “We welcome this recognition of the environmental benefits of these bioplastic products”, commented François de Bie, [...]

European Bioplastics Conference confirms bioplastics make significant contributions to the European Union’s ambitious climate goals

2021-12-06T08:36:23+01:003 December 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 6 December 2021 – At the 16th annual European Bioplastics (EUBP) Conference, which took place from 30 November to 1 December in Berlin, industry experts discussed the role of bioplastics within the European Green Deal. The conference discussions confirmed that bioplastics make significant contributions to help achieving the European Union’s ambitious climate goals [...]

Global bioplastics production will more than triple within the next five years

2021-12-01T07:30:55+01:001 December 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 1 December 2021 – European Bioplastics presented today at the 16th EUBP Conference a very positive outlook for the global bioplastics industry. Production is set to more than triple over the next five years according to market data which was compiled in cooperation with the nova-Institute (Hürth, Germany).   “The importance of a more than 200 percent growth rate within the next five years cannot be overstated. Before 2026, the share of bioplastics in the total global production of plastics will pass the two [...]

The importance of clustering for innovations and the transition to a circular bioeconomy

2021-10-29T14:12:27+02:0029 October 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Screenshot of speakers (and moderators) during the workshop on “Upcycling bioplastics from food & drink packaging”, 20 October 2021 © PRESERVE, upPE-T, UPLIFT On 20 October 2021, the EU projects PRESERVE, UPLIFT, and upPE-T held a joint workshop with around 160 participants to introduce their initiatives on upcycling bioplastics to a wider audience [...]

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