Posts including "packaging":

How bioplastics can contribute to the sustainability of food contact materials

2023-01-27T14:45:56+01:0027 January 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The European Commission is currently revising the EU’s rules on food contact materials (FCMs), particularly in light of its recent initiatives on Single Use Plastics, Sustainable Products, and the revision of the rules on packaging and packaging waste. In order to meet the EU’s ambitious environmental objectives, the Commission should introduce specific rules to [...]

Half time at BIOMAC: research project provides new opportunities to biobased industry

2023-01-27T14:46:26+01:0027 January 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

On 23 and 24 June, the BIOMAC held its project meeting which marked the completion of the first half of this project. The 35 project partners discussed the progress made in achieving the project milestones as well as the next steps for 2023. A central part of the meeting was the selection of five [...]

Member portrait: Normec OWS

2023-01-27T14:37:15+01:0027 January 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In each issue of the European Bioplastics Newsletter, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, Astrid Van Houtte, Marketing & Sales Manager, and Bruno De Wilde, Managing Director Business Development, at Normec OWS share some interesting insights on their company.  5 facts about Normec OWS, Belgium  Since November [...]

News from the members: January 2023

2023-01-27T14:35:44+01:0027 January 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The difficult relationship between science, citizen science, and mass communication. A negative example Guest article by Francesco Degli-Innocenti, Novamont: “Recently, an article titled ‘The Big Compost Experiment: Using citizen science to assess the impact and effectiveness of biodegradable and compostable plastics in UK home composting’ caused quite a stir. I must acknowledge that I [...]

European Bioplastics Conference made strong call for close cooperation with EU policymakers on upcoming legislation

2022-12-20T14:55:29+01:0020 December 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It was perfect timing for the 17th annual European Bioplastics (EUBP) Conference, which took place on 6/7 December in Berlin. Throughout the whole year, bioplastics already had been a permanent topic in the debate over innovation drivers in the plastics industry and the political discussion in Brussels. Like in any good blockbuster, the story [...]

Member portrait: SoBiCo

2022-12-20T14:54:55+01:0020 December 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dr Raimund Lassak, Head of Sales & Marketing, SoBiCo In each issue of the European Bioplastics Newsletter, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, Dr Raimund Lassak, Head of Sales & Marketing at SoBiCo GmbH, shares some interesting insights on his company.  5 facts about: SoBiCo [...]

Policy News: December 2022

2022-12-20T15:23:37+01:0020 December 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Intergovernmental committee discusses legally binding instrument on plastic pollution During 28 November to 2 December, the EU and its Member States participated in the first Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) meeting which took place in Punta del Este, Uruguay. The aim of the meeting is the development of an international legally binding instrument on plastic [...]

News in brief: December 2022

2022-12-20T14:53:23+01:0020 December 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Bioplastics have a role in the circular economy At the 17th EUBP conference held last week as a hybrid event in Berlin, a running theme was the proposal for a Regulation on Packaging and Packaging Waste published just days before. Combined with the newly presented EU policy framework on bio-based, biodegradable, and compostable plastics, [...]

Global bioplastics production defies challenges by showing significant increase

2022-12-09T15:02:29+01:006 December 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 6 December 2022 - European Bioplastics presented today at the 17th EUBP Conference a positive outlook for the global bioplastics industry. After a stagnation of the overall plastics production in 2020, mainly due to challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, there is now a new momentum for global bioplastics production. Capacity of production [...]

Proposed new packaging rules acknowledge environmental and climate benefits of compostable plastic packaging – Commission misses opportunity to fully embrace necessary shift to biobased feedstock

2022-12-02T14:46:53+01:001 December 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Yesterday (30 November), the European Commission adopted the first parts of its long-awaited proposal for the second Circular Economy Package including a policy framework for biobased, biodegradable and compostable plastics as well as a proposal for a new Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR). European Bioplastics (EUBP) welcomes the included new rules on packaging [...]