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Implementation of the Single-use Plastics Directive or how to create a legislative hotchpotch

2021-10-08T10:38:55+02:0030 September 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Source: European Commission Read in the following an article by Katharina Hinse, Environmental Affairs Manager at European Bioplastics (EUBP).   I thought plastic straws, plastic cutlery, and EPS take-away boxes were banned this summer. So why do I still find them everywhere? Well, as always, it’s complicated: Even though the Directive (EU 2019/904) [...]

News from the members: September 2021

2021-09-30T13:22:53+02:0030 September 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Promateris’ business to focus on compostable packaging The Romanian industrial group Promateris, leader in the Central Eastern Europe region in the production of compostable and biodegradable packaging, has started a division process in its company. The aim is to transfer assets that are unrelated to the core activity to a new entity, Obor Development [...]

Johnny Cash would have used compostable liner bags too – a composting story from Nashville, Tennessee

2021-08-31T15:38:24+02:0031 August 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Earth mover working on pile of compost in industrial facility Nashville, Tennessee, USA has not only been home of one of the world’s greatest singers, Mr. Johnny Cash, but also home of a pioneer of organic recycling in the area. In 2011, Edward Wansing launched The Compost Company (TCC) in Ashland City, [...]

Chemical recycling – snapshot of a technology everybody talks about

2021-06-28T11:31:47+02:0028 June 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Chemical recycling has gained increased attention as a promising recovery technology, especially for post-consumer plastic waste. It is seen as a complementary solution to mechanical recycling, being better suited for difficult to recycle plastics like multi-layer solutions or heavily contaminated plastics. Yet, its availability at commercial scale is currently still limited, and a legislative framework at European [...]

Using LCA to compare bio-based and fossil-based plastics is not that simple

2021-03-30T11:08:12+02:0030 March 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Constance Ißbrücker, Head of Environmental Affairs at European Bioplastics e.V. Life cycle assessment (LCA) has evolved to be the preferred tool to assess the environmental sustainability of certain products and materials. Recently it has also been used with great enthusiasm to compare bio-based with fossil-based plastics. It seems to be an easy instrument to draw [...]

“Certified compostable organic waste bags improve quality of organic waste” experts confirm, contradicting recent misleading media reports on organic waste collection

2021-04-29T17:24:52+02:0029 March 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Contrary to popular belief, certified, industrial compostable organic waste bags neither bear harm for soil or human health, nor do they contribute to the problem of microplastics, as experts underline. On the contrary, they convey chances for a higher quality and quantity of collected organic waste. Read in the following a guest commentary by the Verbund kompostierbare Produkte e.V. (Association for Compostable Products / “Verbund”).  For many years now, the [...]

News in brief: January 2021

2021-01-29T11:55:37+01:0029 January 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Yum China launches plastic reduction and sustainable packaging initiatives Yum, the operator of fast-food chain KFC and restaurant brand Pizza Hut announced new environmentally friendly packaging initiatives that are expected to reduce its amount of non-degradable plastics by approximately 8,000 tonnes annually starting this year. Some of the initiatives include replacing existing plastic packaging [...]

Is Spaghetti “safer” than Currywurst?

2020-10-30T17:37:54+01:0030 October 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

Read in the following a guest commentary by Francesco Degli Innocenti and Tony Breton from the European Bioplastics Working Group Standardisation. The authors’ opinion on Spaghetti and Currywurst does not represent EUBP’s official position on Mediterranean and German dishes. Tony Breton, EUBP Working Group Standardisation Francesco Degli Innocenti, EUBP Working Group [...]

News in brief: October 2020

2020-10-30T17:37:24+01:0030 October 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

LEGO Group to invest up to US$ 400 million for sustainability and social responsibility initiatives The LEGO Group announces plans to invest up to US$ 400 million over three years to accelerate sustainability and social responsibility initiatives. The investment will cover both long-term investments and ongoing costs. As a next step, the company will [...]

Member portrait: Ingevity UK Ltd.

2021-10-07T10:56:07+02:0030 September 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Anthony Maher, Development Technologist at Ingevity In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present some facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Anthony Maher, Development Technologist at Ingevity, shares some interesting insights on his company. 4 facts about Ingevity UK Ltd., United Kingdom Ingevity provides specialty chemicals, high-performance [...]

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