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News in brief: January 2023

2023-01-31T09:37:32+01:0027 January 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Braskem announces project to evaluate production of biobased polypropylene  Braskem announced a project to evaluate an investment in producing carbon negative bio-based polypropylene (PP) in the U.S. The project would utilize Braskem's proven, proprietary technology to convert bioethanol into physically segregated bio-based polypropylene. Braskem is exploring partnership opportunities for this project with several clients, [...]

How compostable plastics contribute to soil health

2022-10-31T13:53:26+01:0031 October 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Soil is an essential non-renewable resource that plays a central role in our lives by providing healthy foods and sustainable materials for a growing world population. In order to specify the conditions for a healthy soil and soil restoration, the European Commission (EC) is currently developing a new EU law on soil health. European [...]

Policy News: September 2022

2022-09-30T11:13:52+02:0030 September 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Members of the EU Commission gathered in Strasbourg on 14 September for the State of the European Union conference. Following a rousing speech by President Ursula von der Leyen, the debate began in pursuit of ‘sustainable and digital’ progress for the continent. But what kind of future was being promised, and where will packaging [...]

News in brief: June 2022

2022-06-30T16:37:12+02:0030 June 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Chemical recycling: ‘A small but significant part of addressing the plastics puzzle’ Chemical recycling may not be a perfect solution to the plastic waste problem, but in certain scenarios, it’s the best answer we have. Ignacio Gavilan, sustainability director at The Consumer Goods Forum, tells us more. Unlike mechanical recycling, chemical recycling changes the [...]

Recent Progress on the Promotion and Standardization of Bioplastics in Japan

2022-06-09T14:55:20+02:0031 May 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Yorimasa Suwa, Adviser for International Standardization, Japan BioPlastics Association (JBPA) Read in the following a guest article by Yorimasa Suwa, Adviser for International Standardization, Japan BioPlastics Association (JBPA). The views in this lecture are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views and policy of the organizations. Over the past [...]

News in brief: February 2022

2022-02-28T08:52:05+01:0028 February 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dutch researchers join forces to boost PHAs market introduction  Invest-NL and Wageningen University & Research are joining forces to accelerate the market introduction of PHAs (polyhydroxyalkanoates). Wageningen Food & Biobased Research has been conducting technological research for 30 years into the production and usage possibilities of PHAs for various applications. They are currently participating [...]

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 [...]

If there is no biodegradability, there is also no gravity 

2021-05-31T15:43:24+02:0031 May 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Francesco Degli Innocenti, EUBP Working Group Standardisation The development of a framework for bio-based and biodegradable/compostable plastics is a key deliverable of the new Circular Economy Action Plan, which was published by the European Commission in March 2020. Several studies have been launched and published since then to lay down the scientific basis [...]

Member portrait: CJ Europe

2021-10-07T10:56:07+02:0026 February 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Member portrait: CJ Europe  In each issue of the Bioplastics Newsletter, we present some facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Eung Joo Kim, Biochemicals Business Team Leader at CJ Europe, shares some interesting insights on his company.   5 facts about CJ Europe, Germany   CJ CheilJedang, starting as sugar manufacturer in 1953, has led the Korean food Industry and has grown into a global food and bio company. [...]

News from the members: January 2021

2021-01-29T16:20:26+01:0029 January 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Corbion to expand lactic acid production capacity in North America Recently, Corbion announced that it is planning to expand its lactic acid capacity at its manufacturing facility in Blair, Nebraska by around 40%. Lactic acid can be used for the production of polylactic acid (PLA). The demand for PLA on the markets remains high, [...]