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News from the members: September 2022

2022-09-30T11:10:37+02:0030 September 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The technology is a highly sustainable, plant-based alternative to conventional polymers that reduces the traditionally high costs and footprint associated with nanocellulose, allowing it to be scaled and used as a building block for a wide variety of everyday products, from textiles to glues. The partnership is part of Sulzer’s strategy to continue its [...]

News in brief: September 2022

2022-09-30T11:09:13+02:0030 September 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

During the growing and harvest seasons, vegetable producers often begin their day before sunrise and finish as the last light is seeping into the horizon. Challenges such as pests, disease, climate change, and weather make each day and each growing season unique and unpredictable. Vegetable farmers control some of the variables they face—like weeds [...]

How bioplastics can help to make the medical sector more sustainable

2022-08-31T11:26:18+02:0031 August 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Constance Ißbrücker, Head of Environmental Affairs at European Bioplastics e.V. Bioplastics are nothing new to the medical sector. In fact, it’s one of the sectors where bioplastics have been in use for a very long time because they offer significant benefits in terms of specific properties and functionalities. They also provide opportunities [...]

Member portrait: International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF)

2022-08-31T11:51:52+02:0031 August 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In each issue of the European Bioplastics Newsletter, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, Christian Lenges, Venture Director at IFF, shares some interesting insights on his company. Christian Lenges, Venture Director at IFF 5 facts about IFF, USA: IFF has an old history - Our organizations [...]

News from the members: July / August 2022

2022-08-31T11:50:24+02:0031 August 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Australian food packaging manufacturer Confoil and BASF have cooperated to develop a certified compostable and dual ovenable food tray based on paper. The paper tray is coated on the inside with BASF’s ecovio® PS 1606, a partly bio-based and certified compostable biopolymer especially developed for coating food packaging made of paper or board. [...]

News in brief: July / August 2022

2022-09-30T10:53:42+02:0031 August 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In a world increasingly troubled by the persistent harm that plastic — manufactured in petrochemical plants — has had on the environment, companies are investing billions of dollars to ramp up production of plastics made from natural, renewable materials that can be safely composted or can biodegrade under the right conditions. Bioplastics have long [...]

EU Bioeconomy progress report acknowledges important role of bioplastics within the bioeconomy

2022-06-30T19:43:30+02:0030 June 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The recently published "EU Bioeconomy Strategy Progress Report" presents the state of play of the implementation of the 2018 updated Bioeconomy Strategy and Action Plan and the overall progress of the bioeconomy in Europe.    In the report the Commission concludes that the actions are well on track and already contributed to the objectives of [...]

European Bioplastics Conference – Call for Papers

2022-06-30T19:46:14+02:0030 June 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Become a speaker at the 17th European Bioplastics Conference, taking place on 6/7 December 2022, at the Maritim proArte Hotel Berlin, Germany!  Our conference will focus on the latest innovations in bio-based and biodegradable plastics, the current political landscape, as well as environmental aspects, and opportunities for growth in the circular economy. You are invited [...]

Why the EU’s Taxonomy Climate Delegated Act correctly lists bio-based plastics as “green investments”

2022-05-31T16:09:17+02:0031 May 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In order to meet the European Union’s climate and energy targets for 2030 and reach the objectives of the European Green Deal, the European Commission aims at directing investments towards sustainable projects and activities. This requires a common language and a clear definition of what “sustainable” means. Therefore, the Commission’s Action Plan on Financing Sustainable Growth called [...]

Recent Progress on the Promotion and Standardization of Bioplastics in Japan

2022-06-09T14:55:20+02:0031 May 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Yorimasa Suwa, Adviser for International Standardization, Japan BioPlastics Association (JBPA) Read in the following a guest article by Yorimasa Suwa, Adviser for International Standardization, Japan BioPlastics Association (JBPA). The views in this lecture are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views and policy of the organizations. Over the past [...]

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