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Bioplastics Week 2020 successfully drives digital conversation

2020-08-31T15:15:05+02:0031 August 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

It was already for the sixth time that the annual Bioplastics Week opened its virtual gates. During 17 and 21 August 2020, the social media campaign aimed at increasing visibility for bioplastics by driving digital conversations. The activities were coordinated by the Plastics Industry Association’s (PLASTICS) Bioplastic Division. The campaign used social media posts [...]

News in brief: November 2019

2019-11-29T10:53:40+01:0029 November 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Novamont starts construction of a demo plant for the production of FDCA Novamont has announced a 10 million-euro investment programme, as part of the expansion and diversification of its production plant in Terni (Italy), for the construction of a demonstration plant dedicated to a new monomer of vegetable origin derived from sugars (2.5 furandicarboxylic [...]

PolyBioSkin: Latest research milestones on bio-based diapers, beauty masks and wound dressings

2019-07-29T12:34:58+02:0029 July 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The project PolyBioSkin, which was set out in 2017, aims to develop and validate pilot processes for producing prototypes of three globally significant, high performance, skin-contact products: diapers, beauty masks and wound dressings. These prototypes have to be predominantly bio-based and also biodegradable according to EN 13432. Two years on, the project is well [...]

News in brief – January 2019

2019-01-28T13:55:11+01:0028 January 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Nestlé and Danimer Scientific partner to develop a biodegradable water bottle: Nestlé and Danimer Scientific, a leading developer and manufacturer of biodegradable plastic products, have announced a global partnership to develop biodegradable bottles. Nestlé and Danimer Scientific will collaborate to design and manufacture bio-based resins for Nestlé’s water business using Danimer Scientific’s PHA polymer Nodax™. In [...]

News in brief – June 2018

2018-07-30T10:21:55+02:0025 June 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Revised EU Waste Package enters into force: On 14th June 2018 the waste legislative texts have been published in the Official Journal of the EU. The new directives will enter into force on 4 July 2018. The revised waste package includes the Waste Framework Directive, the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive, Landfill Directive, and [...]

News In Brief – March 2018

2018-07-02T09:40:30+02:0022 March 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Netherlands to ban oxo-degradable plastics: After France and Spain implemented actions in 2017 to limit the production, distribution, sale, provision and utilization of packaging or bags made from oxo-degradable plastics – conventional plastics that falsely claim to biodegrade – the Netherlands now, too, announced plans for a complete ban of oxo-degradable plastics. "A [...]

News in brief – February 2018

2018-07-19T14:19:28+02:0028 February 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

PHA from sewage sludge enters demonstration phase: The Phario project produces PHA at the biological sewage treatment plant in Bath, the Netherlands, which is run by the Brabantse Delta water board. The processes required for purifying sewage water breeds bacteria that can produce 0.47 grams of PHA per gram of organic matter in the [...]

New circular, compostable packaging materials awarded with $1m Innovation Prize

2018-01-29T15:28:28+01:0029 January 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation announced the winners of its $1 million Circular Materials Challenge at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The winners will join a 12-month accelerator programme working with experts to make their innovations marketable at scale. Among the winners are a number of innovative biopolymers and applications for bioplastics, including EUBP [...]

News in brief – March 2017

2017-03-30T09:35:00+02:0030 March 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Danimer Scientific and PepsiCo to Collaborate on Biodegradable Resins: Biotechnology leader Danimer Scientific and global food and beverage company PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP) have announced an agreement that includes development of Danimer Scientifics’ biodegradable film resins to meet the sustainable flexible packaging requirements of PepsiCo’s global food and beverage business. The agreement includes the development [...]

Oxo-degradable plastics increasingly under fire in Europe

2017-02-28T09:32:26+01:0028 February 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Spain announced plans to ban the sale of lightweight oxo-degradable bags from 2018 onwards under a new law drafted by the Spanish agriculture and environment ministry. The law implements an EU directive to reduce the consumption of lightweight plastic carrier bags. The draft also includes a minimum price on plastic bags above 15 microns [...]

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