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A successful European Green Deal needs a strong bioeconomy

2022-10-31T13:53:54+01:0031 October 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The big picture, as formulated in the European Green Deal, is quite clear: Europe needs to become a more sustainable, resilient, and competitive economy. The bioeconomy has a huge potential to contribute to the Green Deal transition as it encompasses all sectors involving the use of renewable resources, without comprising biodiversity goals. It is [...]

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 [...]

Revision of Waste Framework Directive should promote the use of bio-based and compostable plastics

2022-08-31T11:31:11+02:0031 August 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In January 2022, the European Commission had initiated the revision process of the EU Waste Framework Directive (WFD) with a Call for Evidence for an impact assessment of the EU waste management. In summer, the Commission opened the process for the broader public consultation that just recently closed on 24 August. The revision of [...]

News from the members: June 2022

2022-06-30T17:46:57+02:0030 June 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The advantages of compostable bioplastics for the circular economy TotalEnergies Corbion published a report on PLA compostability entitled “The advantages of compostable bioplastics for the circular economy”. The report advises on product design for compostable packaging when it contributes to the diversion of biowaste from landfill or incineration, the reduction of the biowaste stream [...]

News from the members: April 2022

2022-04-29T12:02:10+02:0029 April 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Tetra Pak Expands Production of Plant-based Coatings for Aseptic Cartons to North America As demand for sustainable packaging continues to grow, Tetra Pak has expanded the production of aseptic cartons made with sugarcane-based polyethylene (PE) coatings to their Denton, Texas converting plant. The cartons incorporating plant-based PE will come with a plant-based cap, also [...]

Global bioplastics production will more than triple within the next five years

2021-12-01T07:30:55+01:001 December 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 1 December 2021 – European Bioplastics presented today at the 16th EUBP Conference a very positive outlook for the global bioplastics industry. Production is set to more than triple over the next five years according to market data which was compiled in cooperation with the nova-Institute (Hürth, Germany).   “The importance of a more than 200 percent growth rate within the next five years cannot be overstated. Before 2026, the share of bioplastics in the total global production of plastics will pass the two [...]

News from the members: October 2021

2021-10-29T14:11:28+02:0029 October 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Tetra Pak expands production of plant-based coatings for aseptic cartons to North America As demand for sustainable packaging continues to grow, Tetra Pak has expanded production of aseptic cartons made with sugarcane-based polyethylene (PE) coatings to their Denton, Texas converting plant. The cartons incorporating plant-based PE will come with a plant-based cap, also derived from sugarcane. The plant-based PE coating offers [...]

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 [...]

News in brief: March 2021

2021-03-31T15:25:59+02:0031 March 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Polymateria misuses RecyClass Recyclability Evaluation Protocols  RecyClass, a cross-industry initiative that offers recyclability certifications and recycled content traceability certification for plastic packaging, informed about a misuse of its RecyClass Recyclability Evaluation Protocols by the British start-up Polymateria. After RecyClass had refused a request by Polymateria, the company commissioned Impact Solutions to carry out a recyclability test for their polyethylene film with biodegradable additive technology called PLM-G. Later, the [...]