Posts including "recyclable":

European Bioeconomy Alliance calls for stronger support of the biobased sectors in the new rules on packaging and packaging waste

2023-06-01T13:22:05+02:001 June 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As part of its membership to the European Bioeconomy Alliance (EUBA), European Bioplastics (EUBP) has actively participated in the draft of a position paper to collectively react to the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR), as proposed by the European Commission.   While EUBA supports the intentions of the Commission’s PPWR proposal to make all [...]

Ecodesign for packaging products is not only technologically feasible, but also economically viable

2023-05-31T14:58:59+02:0031 May 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Biobased packaging products can be biodegradable, compostable, and recyclable. 12 EU-funded projects demonstrate how at a recent conference organized by European Bioplastics. In the past few years, several projects funded by the Bio-based Industries Joint Technology Initiative, such as BIOnTop, Usable Packaging, CelluWiz, MANDALA have developed novel alternative solutions to eco-design packaging products to [...]

Soil-biodegradable mulch films in the EU Fertilising Products Regulations

2023-05-31T14:44:10+02:0031 May 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Mulch films represent the second largest share of plastic films used in agriculture. However, retrieval, recycling, and reuse of conventional plastics pose serious problems. Films made from soil-biodegradable plastics are specifically designed to biodegrade effectively in situ and can therefore be incorporated into the soil post-harvest. At the same time, they are proven to [...]

Member Portrait: Avon Products Inc.

2023-05-31T14:48:50+02:0031 May 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Natalie Deacon, Head of Sustainability at Avon Products Inc. Every month, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This time, Natalie Deacon, Head of Sustainability at Avon Products Inc., shares some interesting insights on her company.  5 facts about Avon Products Inc.  Avon has been doing beauty differently for [...]

The fate of compostable plastics in post-consumer recycling streams 

2023-04-27T16:45:33+02:0027 April 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Industrially compostable plastics can play an essential role in putting the envisioned circular economy into practice. They have the unique potential to promote and increase the separate collection of biowaste. The more biowaste is being collected separately, the more is not only diverted from incineration but also from mechanical plastic recycling streams to organic [...]

EUBP publishes positions on PPWR and proposes amendments

2023-04-26T11:20:47+02:0026 April 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

European Bioplastics (EUBP), the association representing the interests of around 80 member companies from the entire bioplastics value chain, welcomes the Commission’s proposal for a revised Regulation on Packaging and Packaging Waste (PPWR). EUBP believes that innovative materials, particularly biobased and compostable plastics, can contribute to achieving the PPWR's objectives through the adoption of [...]

BIOnTop novel biobased packaging: From research to market? Meet the experts, explore business opportunities

2023-05-09T09:26:15+02:0025 April 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

At Interpack, Düsseldorf, 10 May 2023, from 10.30-12.30 pm. (in-person event) Organised by European Bioplastics Get some insights into the latest research developments and on the upscaling of novel biobased, recyclable packaging materials for food contact! Meet the experts, exchange information, and explore business opportunities. In the past few years, BIOnTop, a research and [...]

Innovations on Sustainable Materials for Textiles, Coatings, Films and other Wide Use Applications

2023-04-25T14:55:55+02:0025 April 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Düsseldorf, 11 May 2023, 8.30 am-3.30 pm, Maritim Hotel (in-person and online event) Organised by European Bioplastics, ENCO, AIMPLAS Why this conference? While modern economies highly depend on plastics in Europe with consumption in the range of 50 million tons per year, only 25-31% of the plastic waste in Europe is currently recycled, and [...]

Fate of compostable plastics in post-consumer recycling streams

2023-04-25T11:16:49+02:0025 April 2023|Tags: , , , , , |

Open the document There is a widespread misconception about compostable plastics and their allegedly negative impact on mechanical recycling streams. Currently, only a limited number of plastics are sorted for recycling, those are in general the plastics with the highest market shares, such as PET, PP, PE and, in specific cases, also PS. [...]