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News from the members: December 2022

2022-12-20T15:23:36+01:0020 December 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Futerro to build PLA biorefinery in Normandy  Belgian bioplastics manufacturer Futerro has announced plans to establish Europe's first vertically integrated biorefinery in Normandy, France for the production and recycling of polylactic acid, or PLA. The company already operates a PLA plant in China, which went into operation in October 2020. That first plant has a [...]

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 [...]

News in brief: October 2022

2022-10-31T13:38:56+01:0031 October 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Australian researchers discover seaweed solution as PFAS alternative for fast-food packaging Flinders University materials researchers in Australia and One-Five, a German biomaterials developer, are using seaweed extracts to develop biopolymer coating materials to replace current foodservice packaging. The biomaterials are designed to replace conventional fossil-based plastic coatings used in grease-resistant quick service restaurant (QRS) packaging. The [...]

BON Europe comments on revision of PPWD 

2022-09-30T11:24:14+02:0030 September 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The current revision of the EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD), as well as the Waste Framework Directive (WFD) review and the forthcoming framework on bio-based, biodegradable and compostable plastics provide crucial opportunities to fully acknowledge the role of bioplastics in a circular economy.  The Bioplastics Organisation Network (BON) Europe, a collaboration of [...]

PLA compostable bioplastics, towards a circular economy

2022-09-30T11:23:08+02:0030 September 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Maelenn Macedo-Ravard, Regulatory and Sustainability Manager at TotalEnergies Corbion BV Read below a guest article by Maelenn Macedo-Ravard, Regulatory and Sustainability Manager at TotalEnergies Corbion BV. Plastic recycling is far from reaching its targets included in the different waste legislations worldwide. Of all plastic produced since 1950, only 9% has ever been [...]

How bioplastics can help to make the medical sector more sustainable

2022-08-31T11:26:18+02:0031 August 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Constance Ißbrücker, Head of Environmental Affairs at European Bioplastics e.V. Bioplastics are nothing new to the medical sector. In fact, it’s one of the sectors where bioplastics have been in use for a very long time because they offer significant benefits in terms of specific properties and functionalities. They also provide opportunities [...]

News from the members: July / August 2022

2022-08-31T11:50:24+02:0031 August 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Australian food packaging manufacturer Confoil and BASF have cooperated to develop a certified compostable and dual ovenable food tray based on paper. The paper tray is coated on the inside with BASF’s ecovio® PS 1606, a partly bio-based and certified compostable biopolymer especially developed for coating food packaging made of paper or board. [...]

Revision of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive – a cornerstone in the regulatory environment for bioplastics

2022-06-30T16:56:21+02:0030 June 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In its efforts to tackle the challenges related to waste, overpackaging, and sustainable production, the European Commission not only introduces additional regulations, such as the Single-use Plastics Directive, but also focuses on revising existing legislation. A milestone in the EU’s approach to respond to the environmental challenges we are facing is the revision of [...]

Member portrait: IN.PACK Machinery

2022-06-30T19:47:48+02:0030 June 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In each issue of the Bioplastics Newsletter, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, Pietro Santoro, CEO at IN.PACK Machinery, shares some interesting insights on his company.5 facts about IN.PACK Machinery, ItalyIN.PACK Machinery, comprising of Amutec, Mobert and SCAE, is a leading designer and manufacturer of a full range [...]

News from the members: May 2022

2022-05-31T16:06:02+02:0031 May 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berry Superfos and Neste equip Tchibo with bio-based coffee capsules for Qbo brand German coffee producer Tchibo is introducing a bio-based capsule for its Qbo brand made 70% from second-generation renewable raw materials. Coffee capsules are becoming more popular around the world. However, the downside is the environmental footprint they have by generating a [...]