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New products and innovations

2017-01-11T08:00:47+01:0022 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 [...]

UNEP Report on Marine Plastic Debris and Microplastics

2017-01-11T08:00:47+01:006 June 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

EUBP stresses importance of improving waste management on land to solve the problem of marine litter Press Statement Berlin, 6 June 2016 – In a recent report on ‘marine plastic debris and microplastics’ published earlier last month, the UNEP describes the sources and effects of plastics and microplastics in the oceans and outlines potential [...]

Waste Management

2018-07-30T11:14:08+02:0021 February 2016|Tags: , , , , , |

Waste management and recovery options for bioplastics Bioplastics are suitable for a broad range of end-of-life options, including reuse, mechanical recycling, organic recycling, and energy recovery. The overwhelming part of the bioplastic volume produced today can easily be recycled alongside their conventional counterparts where separate recycling streams for certain [...]

UN report on marine litter assessed bioplastics

2017-01-11T08:00:48+01:0015 December 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The UNEP report on 'bioplastics and marine litter' recognises that plastics, which biodegrade on land under favourable conditions, also biodegrade in the marine environment. The report also states, however, that this process is not calculable enough at this point in time, and biodegradable plastics are currently not a solution to marine litter. European Bioplastics [...]

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