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New market data 2019: Bioplastics industry shows dynamic growth

2019-12-09T17:30:32+01:004 December 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 4 December 2018 – The results of the European Bioplastics’ annual market data update, presented today at the 14th European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin, confirm a dynamic growth of the global bioplastics industry. “In an increasingly environmentally conscious environment, the global market for bioplastics is predicted to grow by more than 15 percent [...]

News in brief: October 2019

2019-10-31T13:41:05+01:0031 October 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Consultation: UK Environmental Agency to revise standard rules sets for biowaste treatment On 21 October, the British Evironmental Agency (EA) initiated an official consultation for the revision of standard rules sets for biowaste treatment. In this regard new consultation guidelines were published. The emphasis of the consultation lies on the reduction of plastic packaging [...]

FEAD position ignores role of compostable plastics in achieving circular economy

2019-09-26T18:35:08+01:0013 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 [...]

Member portrait: FKuR

2019-06-03T12:32:30+01:0031 May 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Mr Patrick Zimmermann, Director Marketing & Sales of FKuR In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present five facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Mr Patrick Zimmermann, Director Marketing & Sales of FKuR, shares some information on one of the leading suppliers of bioplastics granulates for flexible packaging [...]

New study by the European Commission assesses the environmental impact of bio-based products in comparison to petrochemical counterparts

2019-03-22T13:23:16+01:0022 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The European Commission has published a new study Environmental impact assessments of innovative bio-based products. The study aims at providing science-based facts and evidences on the environmental impacts of bio-based products for comparison with petrochemical plastic counterparts, in order to support the future bioeconomy policy and decision-making at the EU level. The report concludes that [...]

Switzerland

2019-03-25T10:59:35+01:002 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 [...]

New market data: The positive trend for the bioplastics industry remains stable

2019-11-22T13:18:43+01:005 December 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 5 December 2018 – The results of the European Bioplastics’ annual market data update, presented today at the 13th European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin, confirm a stable growth of the global bioplastics industry. “The global market for bioplastics is predicted to grow by roughly 25 percent over the next five years“, says Hasso [...]

Avantium starts construction of bio-MEG demonstration plant in the Netherlands

2018-06-28T12:07:52+01:0025 June 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Avantium N.V., a leading technology development company and forerunner in renewable chemistry, has started construction of a new demonstration plant that will help advance the production of bio-based monoethylene glycol (MEG) made directly from renewable sugars. As MEG is a component for making plastics, such as PET and – in the future- [...]

Peace of mind for families (and the environment)

2018-07-02T08:50:25+01:0022 March 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Concerns about harmful chemicals, health and environmental effects lead more and more parents and toymakers alike to switch to high-quality, sustainable, and safe toys made from bio-based instead from petroleum-based materials. Next to a growing number of new start-ups developing bioplastics toys, big players such as Lego and Hasbro are also investing heavily in [...]

In brief (January 2018)

2018-01-29T15:04:07+01:0029 January 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Non-biodegradable cotton buds prohibited in Italy from 2019: Italy will be the first country to ban non-biodegradable plastic cotton buds as of 2019. The Italian parliament adopted a proposal on 19 December 2017 to only allow the production and sale of cotton buds that are biodegradable and compostable according to the European standard EN [...]