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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 [...]

News in brief – February 2017

2017-02-28T09:31:24+01:0028 February 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Latest market trends on bio-based building blocks released by nova-Institute: According to the latest market study by the nova-Institute on “Bio-based Building Blocks and Polymers – Global Capacities and Trends 2016 – 2021”, production capacities for bio-based polymers worldwide continue to grow despite difficult market environments. With 6.6 million tonnes production capacities in 2016, [...]

Global bioplastics market continues to grow despite low oil price

2017-04-06T11:42:02+02:0020 December 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The results of European Bioplastics’ annual market data update 2016 confirm a stable growth of the global bioplastics industry: “The market is predicted to grow by 50 percent over the coming years despite the low oil price,” said François de Bie, Chairman of European Bioplastics, during the 11th European Bioplastics Conference on 30 November [...]

These were the highlights that shaped bioplastics in 2016

2017-01-11T08:00:44+01:0020 December 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

2016 has been another eventful, promising, and successful year for bioplastics. While the discussions around the EU Circular Economy Package and first regulatory changes in the Members States reshape the legislative and economic landscape for businesses involved in the bioeconomy in Europe, the bioplastics industry continues to drive innovation in new bioplastics solutions and the development [...]

Global bioplastics production capacities continue to grow despite low oil price

2017-04-06T11:40:48+02:0030 November 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Stronger political support needed to realise full potential of bio-based materials in Europe Berlin, 30 November 2016. The results of European Bioplastics’ annual market data update, presented today at the 11th European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin, confirm a stable growth of the global bioplastics industry. “The market is predicted to grow by 50 percent [...]

Member portrait: Meredian Holdings Group (MHG)

2017-01-11T08:00:47+01:0022 June 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, John Moore, Vice President Business Development at MHG (Meredian Holdings Group) shares some information about the US-based producer of biopolymers. John Moore, Vice President Business Development, MHG 5 facts about MHG (Meredian [...]

New products and innovations

2017-01-11T08:00:47+01:0022 June 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

100% bio-based and biodegradable microbeads for cosmetics developed by Bio-on Bio-On S.p.A., an Italian developer of bio-fermentation technologies for biodegradable materials and industrial applications, has developed a new formulation, called Minerv PHA Bio Cosmetics (type C1), that is designed to make 100% bio-based and biodegradable microbeads suitable for the cosmetics industry. The plastic micro [...]

Updated JRC report on the environmental sustainability assessment of bioeconomy products and processes

2017-01-11T08:00:47+01:003 May 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

In 2013, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) was entrusted to set up a Bioeconomy Oberservatory with the task to perform a comprehensive environmental sustainability assessment of various bio-based products and their supply chains using a life-cycle perspective. In November 2015, JRC published its report on the 'Environmental Sustainability Assessment of Bioeconomy Products [...]

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