Posts including "oxo-degradable":

Biodegradable plastics needed to increase recycling efficiency

2017-09-21T09:48:19+02:0021 September 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 21 September 2017 – In the light of the current debates and consultations on the upcoming EU Strategy on Plastics and the revision of the EU waste legislation, European Bioplastics (EUBP), the association for the bioplastics industry in Europe, echoes the call for greater investments in the implementation of separate recycling streams, made [...]

Scientific view on the plastic bag debate by Fraunhofer UMSICHT

2017-08-02T15:34:01+02:0027 July 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On the occasion of the International Plastic Bag Free Day at the beginning of July, German-based research institute Fraunhofer UMSICHT published a position paper on plastic bags that looks at the pros and cons of the use of plastic bags compared to other alternatives such as paper or cotton bags from a scientific perspective, [...]

New report calls to suspend the use of “oxo-degradable” plastics

2017-04-24T13:09:13+02:0024 April 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As set out in the amemdment of the EU Directive on Packaging and Packaging Waste from 2015, the European Commission was tasked to assess the impacts of so-called “oxo-degradable” plastics on the environment and propose “a set of measures to limit their consumption or to reduce any harmful impacts“. To inform the Commission’s decision [...]

Oxo-degradable plastics increasingly under fire in Europe

2017-02-28T09:32:26+01:0028 February 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Spain announced plans to ban the sale of lightweight oxo-degradable bags from 2018 onwards under a new law drafted by the Spanish agriculture and environment ministry. The law implements an EU directive to reduce the consumption of lightweight plastic carrier bags. The draft also includes a minimum price on plastic bags above 15 microns [...]

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 [...]

Oxo-Degradables

2018-07-30T11:09:55+02:0021 February 2016|Tags: |

Oxo-Degradable Plastics So-called ‘oxo-biodegradables’ and other additive-mediated plastics are not bioplastics Products made with additive-technology and available on the market include film applications such as shopping bags, agricultural mulch films and, most recently, certain plastic bottles. Experts from the plastics industry, waste management, and environment protection voice serious [...]

Biodegradable

2019-12-18T11:58:10+01:0021 February 2016|Tags: , , , , , |

Biodegradable plastics The property of biodegradability does not depend on the resource basis of a material. This feature is directly linked to the chemical structure of the polymer and can benefit particular applications, in particular packaging. Biodegradable plastic types offer new ways of recovery and recycling (organic recycling). If [...]