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FEAD position ignores role of compostable plastics in achieving circular economy

2019-09-20T09:57:32+02:0013 September 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 13 September 2019 – Regarding FEAD’s (European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services) latest position paper “Biodegradable and Bio-Based Plastics”, European Bioplastics (EUBP) believes that FEAD displays an incomplete perception on how a circular economy can be achieved. Unfortunately, the association exclusively focuses on mechanical recycling while at the same time refusing [...]

EUBP’s policy recommendations to use sound LCAs as a basis for policy formulation

2019-07-29T12:36:12+02:0029 July 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

In recent years, policy makers have become increasingly reliant on the use of Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) to establish a proper basis for more transparent and evidence-based decision-making on policies and regulations. However, succesful LCAs must take into account a number of considerations in terms of how they influence the final result and policy [...]

nova-Institute explores ways to achieve a renewable carbon chemical industry in the European Union

2019-05-31T14:48:16+02:0031 May 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The European chemical industry faces enormous challenges to meet the climate goals set by the European Commission in the framework of the Paris Agreement. This agreement aims at keeping a global temperature rise below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5°C. In this context, the position paper [...]

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

2019-07-12T12:21:19+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 [...]