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The debate: biodegradable and compostable plastic bags

2019-05-23T14:08:11+02:0023 May 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hofer’s certified compostable shopping bag with the seedling logo (c) VictorGroup In April, the University of Plymouth published the study "Environmental deterioration of biodegradable, oxo-biodegradable, compostable, and conventional plastic carrier bags in the sea, soil, and open-air over a 3-year period". Days after the publication, European Bioplastics released a press release stating [...]

University of Plymouth study misleads on value of biodegradable and compostable plastics

2019-05-06T10:59:26+02:0030 April 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The study Environmental deterioration of biodegradable, oxo-biodegradable, compostable, and conventional plastic carrier bags in the sea, soil, and open-air over a 3-year period carried out by Imogen E. Napper and Richard C. Thompson of the University of Plymouth, whose results were announced yesterday, intends to provide insights into the ‘environmental deterioration’ of plastic carrier bags [...]

Spain

2019-03-25T11:02:00+02:004 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inhabitants: 46,4 mio Area: 505,990 km2 NATIONAL WASTE SYSTEM - GENERAL LEGISLATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE Authorities for waste management and organic waste management (if different), and key contacts: At the national level, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment (MAPAMA). Key contact person: Mª José Delgado Alfaro - Deputy director General for Waste. [...]

Switzerland

2019-03-25T10:59:35+02:002 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inhabitants: 8,4 mio Area: 41,285 km2 NATIONAL WASTE SYSTEM - GENERAL LEGISLATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE Authorities for waste management and organic waste management (if different), and key contacts: There are three levels of authority: the national, the cantonal, and the communal level. Basic rules are set at the national level, more detailed rules at the cantonal [...]

United Kingdom

2019-03-25T10:58:59+02:001 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inhabitants: 65,1 mio Area: 242,495 km2 NATIONAL WASTE SYSTEM - GENERAL LEGISLATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE Authorities for waste management and organic waste management (if different), and key contacts: The Environment Agency and Animal Health for issues relating to Animal By-Products. Kathy Nichols: kathy.nichols@environment-agency.gov.uk Research organisation dealing with the optimisation of waste management routes and key contact: [...]

Member portrait: Taghleef Industries

2019-02-08T09:09:17+02:0028 January 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present five facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Mrs Emanuela Bardi, Product Manager at Taghleef Industries, shares some information on one of the largest global manufacturers of BoPP films, CPP films and BoPLA films. Mrs Emanuela Bardi, Product Manager at Taghleef Industries [...]

News in brief – December 2018

2018-12-20T14:56:22+02:0020 December 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

UK unveils £60 million (US $76.4 million) funding to develop sustainable packaging: The funding, to be bolstered by industry support, and delivered by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund aims at support the development of new forms of packaging and plastic made from farming, food and industrial waste, among other [...]

Indirect additional global warming impacts from processes attributing to direct global warming and example of permafrost melting

2018-12-20T14:56:57+02:0020 December 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

Contribution article by Ville Uusitalo, Assistant Professor at the LUT-University (School of Energy Systems, Sustainable Science) and Annamari Enström, Senior Researcher, LCA at Neste Corporation. Global warming impacts of different products and processes from life cycle assessment (LCA) perspective is widely performed with standardized methods. Global warming impact assessments in LCA are, typically, carried [...]

How a strong EU bioeconomy can deliver on the UN Sustainability Development Goals

2018-07-25T11:55:22+02:0025 July 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |

On 9 July, the European Bioeconomy Alliance (EUBA) invited EU policy makers and relevant stakeholders to join a discussion forum on the ‘Benefits of the Bioeconomy‘ in Brussels. Guided by two keynote presentations by Céline Charveriat, Executive Director of the Institute for European Environmental Policy and Dirk Carrez, Executive Director of the Bio-based Industries [...]

News in brief – June 2018

2018-07-30T10:21:55+02:0025 June 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Revised EU Waste Package enters into force: On 14th June 2018 the waste legislative texts have been published in the Official Journal of the EU. The new directives will enter into force on 4 July 2018. The revised waste package includes the Waste Framework Directive, the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive, Landfill Directive, and [...]