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Half time at BIOMAC: research project provides new opportunities to biobased industry

2023-01-27T14:46:26+01:0027 January 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

On 23 and 24 June, the BIOMAC held its project meeting which marked the completion of the first half of this project. The 35 project partners discussed the progress made in achieving the project milestones as well as the next steps for 2023. A central part of the meeting was the selection of five [...]

European Bioplastics Conference made strong call for close cooperation with EU policymakers on upcoming legislation

2022-12-20T14:55:29+01:0020 December 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It was perfect timing for the 17th annual European Bioplastics (EUBP) Conference, which took place on 6/7 December in Berlin. Throughout the whole year, bioplastics already had been a permanent topic in the debate over innovation drivers in the plastics industry and the political discussion in Brussels. Like in any good blockbuster, the story [...]

Open Call regarding nano-enabled bio-based materials technologies and solutions

2022-12-20T14:57:32+01:0020 December 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The “European Sustainable BIO-based nanomaterials Community” (BIOMAC), a Horizon 2020 funded project, launched an open call for SMEs, large companies, research and development organisations working in the field of nano-enabled bio-based material (NBM) technologies and solutions. The official launch started with the online presentation of the Open Call on the BIOMAC´s website on December [...]

Global bioplastics production defies challenges by showing significant increase

2022-12-09T15:02:29+01:006 December 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 6 December 2022 - European Bioplastics presented today at the 17th EUBP Conference a positive outlook for the global bioplastics industry. After a stagnation of the overall plastics production in 2020, mainly due to challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, there is now a new momentum for global bioplastics production. Capacity of production [...]

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 [...]

Draft revision proposal of PPWD: bioplastics industry sends incendiary letter to Commission Presidency regarding devastating consequences for the sector

2022-11-25T10:49:38+01:0025 November 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The recently published leak of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD) revision proposal sent a shock wave to the affected industries within Europe and beyond. The bioplastics industry finds itself confronted with a factual ban on most compostable plastics packaging. The ban has the potential to shut down wide sections of the industry concerned [...]

A successful European Green Deal needs a strong bioeconomy

2022-10-31T13:53:54+01:0031 October 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The big picture, as formulated in the European Green Deal, is quite clear: Europe needs to become a more sustainable, resilient, and competitive economy. The bioeconomy has a huge potential to contribute to the Green Deal transition as it encompasses all sectors involving the use of renewable resources, without comprising biodiversity goals. It is [...]

Bioplastics community gathers at EUBP Conference in Berlin – programme available now

2022-10-31T13:52:59+01:0031 October 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The European Bioplastics (EUBP) Conference, the leading business and networking event for the bioplastics industry, will take place on 6/7 December 2022 in Berlin. Its long-awaited conference programme was just recently published. “The success story of this conference continues in its 17th edition. We look forward to welcoming the international bioplastics community in Berlin”, [...]

Policy News: October 2022

2022-10-31T13:50:36+01:0031 October 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Definition of ‘recyclability’ takes centre stage in draft EU packaging law  Defining what counts as “recyclable” has become a point of contention in the EU’s overhaul of its packaging waste law, with recyclers pushing for high targets and manufacturers concerned products will not meet the threshold. In November, the European Commission plans to table [...]