Posts including "recyclable":

How bioplastics can contribute to the sustainability of food contact materials

2023-01-27T14:45:56+01:0027 January 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The European Commission is currently revising the EU’s rules on food contact materials (FCMs), particularly in light of its recent initiatives on Single Use Plastics, Sustainable Products, and the revision of the rules on packaging and packaging waste. In order to meet the EU’s ambitious environmental objectives, the Commission should introduce specific rules to [...]

Member portrait: Normec OWS

2023-01-27T14:37:15+01:0027 January 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In each issue of the European Bioplastics Newsletter, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, Astrid Van Houtte, Marketing & Sales Manager, and Bruno De Wilde, Managing Director Business Development, at Normec OWS share some interesting insights on their company.  5 facts about Normec OWS, Belgium  Since November [...]

Policy News: January 2023

2023-01-27T14:36:58+01:0027 January 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

European Parliament proposes ban on plastic waste exports to developing countries  The European Parliament has given its backing to a new law that would ban exports of plastic waste to non-OECD countries and phase out the export of plastic waste to OECD countries within 4 years. The EU expects this move to boost the [...]

News from the members: January 2023

2023-01-27T14:35:44+01:0027 January 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The difficult relationship between science, citizen science, and mass communication. A negative example Guest article by Francesco Degli-Innocenti, Novamont: “Recently, an article titled ‘The Big Compost Experiment: Using citizen science to assess the impact and effectiveness of biodegradable and compostable plastics in UK home composting’ caused quite a stir. I must acknowledge that I [...]

Member portrait: SoBiCo

2022-12-20T14:54:55+01:0020 December 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dr Raimund Lassak, Head of Sales & Marketing, SoBiCo In each issue of the European Bioplastics Newsletter, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, Dr Raimund Lassak, Head of Sales & Marketing at SoBiCo GmbH, shares some interesting insights on his company.  5 facts about: SoBiCo [...]

News from the members: December 2022

2022-12-20T15:23:36+01:0020 December 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Futerro to build PLA biorefinery in Normandy  Belgian bioplastics manufacturer Futerro has announced plans to establish Europe's first vertically integrated biorefinery in Normandy, France for the production and recycling of polylactic acid, or PLA. The company already operates a PLA plant in China, which went into operation in October 2020. That first plant has a [...]

Proposed new packaging rules acknowledge environmental and climate benefits of compostable plastic packaging – Commission misses opportunity to fully embrace necessary shift to biobased feedstock

2022-12-02T14:46:53+01:001 December 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Yesterday (30 November), the European Commission adopted the first parts of its long-awaited proposal for the second Circular Economy Package including a policy framework for biobased, biodegradable and compostable plastics as well as a proposal for a new Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR). European Bioplastics (EUBP) welcomes the included new rules on packaging [...]

News from the members: November 2022

2022-12-01T17:34:52+01:001 December 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Compostables could help fight plastic pollution A recently conducted survey commissioned by TIPA, a manufacturer of compostable packaging solutions headquartered in Israel, and conducted by YouGov has revealed that a large majority of UK adults favour the implementation of a collection system for all recyclable or compostable packaging from households across the UK. The [...]

News in brief: November 2022

2022-12-01T17:34:07+01:001 December 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

DUH ran misleading composting experiment  The German Association for Compostable Products (Verbund kompostierbare Produkte e.V., Berlin, Germany) expressed its strong disappointment over the latest field test on the compostability of bioplastics initiated by the German NGO Environmental Action Germany (DUH). In particular, the selection of the tested products as well as the composting conditions [...]

Proposed new packaging rules acknowledge environmental and climate benefits of compostable plastic packaging

2022-11-30T16:10:28+01:0030 November 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Commission misses opportunity to fully embrace necessary shift to biobased feedstock Berlin, 30 November 2022 – European Bioplastics (EUBP) welcomes the proposed new rules on packaging and bioplastics adopted today by the European Commission. “We appreciate the Commission’s first comprehensive policy framework on innovative bioplastic materials, acknowledging their potential to provide genuine environmental benefits. [...]