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News in brief: September 2022

2022-09-30T11:09:13+02:0030 September 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

During the growing and harvest seasons, vegetable producers often begin their day before sunrise and finish as the last light is seeping into the horizon. Challenges such as pests, disease, climate change, and weather make each day and each growing season unique and unpredictable. Vegetable farmers control some of the variables they face—like weeds [...]

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 [...]

Member portrait: IN.PACK Machinery

2022-06-30T19:47:48+02:0030 June 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In each issue of the Bioplastics Newsletter, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, Pietro Santoro, CEO at IN.PACK Machinery, shares some interesting insights on his company.5 facts about IN.PACK Machinery, ItalyIN.PACK Machinery, comprising of Amutec, Mobert and SCAE, is a leading designer and manufacturer of a full range [...]

News from the members: February 2022

2022-02-28T10:58:37+01:0028 February 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Swell idea: Bioplastic surf boards gain traction  In France, a company is using 3D printing and bio-based materials to bring the surf community a more sustainable experience. Wyve, based in the Basque beach area, is replacing the polystyrene and EPS foam “blanks” that make traditional surfboards buoyant with inner hexagons that trap air. The [...]

News in brief: February 2022

2022-02-28T08:52:05+01:0028 February 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dutch researchers join forces to boost PHAs market introduction  Invest-NL and Wageningen University & Research are joining forces to accelerate the market introduction of PHAs (polyhydroxyalkanoates). Wageningen Food & Biobased Research has been conducting technological research for 30 years into the production and usage possibilities of PHAs for various applications. They are currently participating [...]

Member portrait: Tetra Pak

2022-01-04T09:52:43+01:0016 December 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Member portrait: Tetra Pak  In each issue of the Bioplastics Newsletter, we present some facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Anke Hampel, Innovation and Sustainability Director of Tetra Pak, shares some interesting insights on her company.  5 facts about Tetra Pak A one litre Tetra Pak® carton package is typically made of approximately 70% paperboard, 25% plastic and 5% aluminum. This high [...]

News in brief: November/December 2021

2021-12-16T14:15:21+01:0016 December 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

European bioeconomy robust as bio-based industry turnover jumps to 780 billion EUR  The bio-based industries continue their ascent marking a total contribution of 780 billion EUR, a notable increase of 30 billion EUR (+ 4%) compared to 2017. This represents a more than 20% increase compared to 2008 which is the earliest data taken [...]

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 [...]

Biodegradable or not biodegradable, that is the question

2021-06-28T11:32:02+02:0028 June 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Constance Ißbrücker, Head of Environmental Affairs at European Bioplastics e.V. The Single-use Plastics Directive (SUPD) coming into effect on 3 July 2021 will not only ban several plastic applications, such as cutlery, plates or drinking straws from the market. It will also prohibit all products made from so-called oxo-degradable plastics. The Directive [...]

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 [...]

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