Posts including "marine litter":

The debate: biodegradable and compostable plastic bags

2019-05-23T14:08:11+02:0023 May 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hofer’s certified compostable shopping bag with the seedling logo (c) VictorGroup In April, the University of Plymouth published the study "Environmental deterioration of biodegradable, oxo-biodegradable, compostable, and conventional plastic carrier bags in the sea, soil, and open-air over a 3-year period". Days after the publication, European Bioplastics released a press release stating [...]

University of Plymouth study misleads on value of biodegradable and compostable plastics

2019-05-06T10:59:26+02:0030 April 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The study Environmental deterioration of biodegradable, oxo-biodegradable, compostable, and conventional plastic carrier bags in the sea, soil, and open-air over a 3-year period carried out by Imogen E. Napper and Richard C. Thompson of the University of Plymouth, whose results were announced yesterday, intends to provide insights into the ‘environmental deterioration’ of plastic carrier bags [...]

Single-use plastics directive fails to acknowledge potential of biodegradable plastics

2019-01-23T11:27:33+02:0020 December 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 20 December 2018 - The European institutions have reached an agreement on a directive to curb the use of a number of single-use plastic products in the EU, which aims to prevent and reduce marine litter of these products. European Bioplastics (EUBP) fully supports the transition from a linear to a ‘no-leakage’ circular [...]

Bioplastic materials’ value propositions well reflected in European Parliament’s report on Plastics Strategy

2018-09-13T17:24:57+02:0013 September 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

EP report ties in with provisions for feedstock differentiation and use of biodegradable and compostable plastics recently adopted in Waste Directive and Packaging Directive Berlin, 13 September 2018 – The European Parliament’s report on the European Strategy for Plastics adopted today by the plenary testifies to the increasing acknowledgement and endorsement of the value [...]

Biodegradability of plastics in the marine environment

2018-06-25T14:20:09+02:0025 June 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In the context of the EU Plastics Strategy and the recently published proposal for a Directive on the reduction of single-use plastic products, biodegradable and compostable plastics are increasingly being discussed with regard to their potential to contribute to tackling marine litter. Constance Ißbrücker, Head of Environmental Affairs at European Bioplastics (EUBP), provides some [...]

Directive on the reduction of single-use plastic products remains vague on sustainable alternatives

2018-06-18T15:52:37+02:0029 May 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 29 May 2018 – The European Commission presented an ambitious new Directive to tackle marine litter by introducing a number of measures including reduction and restriction of selected single-use plastic products, such as disposable balloon sticks, straws, cutlery, plates, cups and food containers. “The proposal is a meaningful addition to existing legislation and [...]

European Parliament breakfast on biodegradable plastics

2017-01-31T14:24:38+02:0031 January 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On 25 January 2017, at the crossroads of several important dossiers and initiatives concerning the Circular Economy Package, Margrete Auken, Member of European Parliament, hosted a breakfast debate on ‘Clarifying biodegradable plastics and how to put them to proper use’. MEP Auken welcomed a delegation of the Congress’ of the Philippines Ecology Committee – [...]

Bioplastics an important part of the EU roadmap for the strategy on plastics in a circular economy

2017-04-04T12:03:42+02:0027 January 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 27 January 2017 – European Bioplastics (EUBP), the association representing the bioplastics industry along the entire value chain in Europe, welcomes the EU Roadmap for a Strategy on Plastics in a Circular Economy published yesterday by the European Commission. “An EU Plastics Strategy is needed to drive continued change in the plastics industry [...]

Biodegradable plastics were never designed to be a solution to marine litter

2017-01-11T08:00:47+02:0027 June 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By Karen Laird, Sustainability Editor at PlasticsToday.com Karen Laird, European/Sustainability Editor, PlasticsToday A report from the United Nations Environment Program, or UNEP, entitled Marine Plastic Debris And Microplastic - Global lessons and research to inspire action and guide policy change recently caused quite a stir in the media – for all the wrong [...]

New products and innovations

2017-01-11T08:00:47+02:0022 June 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

100% bio-based and biodegradable microbeads for cosmetics developed by Bio-on Bio-On S.p.A., an Italian developer of bio-fermentation technologies for biodegradable materials and industrial applications, has developed a new formulation, called Minerv PHA Bio Cosmetics (type C1), that is designed to make 100% bio-based and biodegradable microbeads suitable for the cosmetics industry. The plastic micro [...]