Posts including "PET":

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

2019-03-22T13:23:16+02:0022 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+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 [...]

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

2019-01-23T11:28:47+02:005 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+02:0025 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+02:0022 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+02:0029 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 [...]

PLA in the waste stream

2017-12-18T11:06:57+02:0018 December 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The new German packaging law (Verpackungsgesetz, effective from January 2019, we reported earlier this year) includes provisions under which the participation fees for packaging shall be adapted in order to incentivise the use of recycled and renewable materials. The consequential increase in bio-based plastic packaging and the expected rise of new types of materials [...]

Global market for bioplastics to grow by 20 percent

2018-07-19T14:04:43+02:0029 November 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 29 November 2017 – The results of European Bioplastics’ annual market data update, presented today at the 12th European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin, confirm a stable growth of the global bioplastics industry. “The global market for bioplastics is predicted to grow by 20 percent over the next five years. The transition to a [...]

Braskem signs partnership with Haldor Topsoe to develop bio-based MEG

2017-11-22T13:37:08+02:0022 November 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Sugarcane © Wikimedia Commons Braskem, the Americas’ leading producer of thermoplastic resins, and Danish-based Haldor Topsoe, a world leader in catalysts and surface science, have signed a technological cooperation agreement to develop a pioneering route to produce monoethylene glycol (MEG) from sugar. The companies invest in the construction of a demonstration plant [...]

Five-year EU flagship project to establish an innovative supply chain for FDCA and PEF

2017-10-25T16:02:38+02:0025 October 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Test bottles made from PET © Synvina PEFerence, a €25 million EU project, was officially launched at the end of September 2017. The partners will be cooperating for the next five years to establish an innovative value chain for FDCA (2,5-Furandicarboxylic acid) and PEF (Polyethylene furanoate), including the intended construction of a 50,000 tons [...]