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News in brief: February 2019

2019-02-28T13:00:20+00:0028 February 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Global Plastic Leak Project kicks off to tackle plastic and microplastic leakage Key stakeholders from the private and public sector have become members of the Plastic Leak Project (PLP), which intends to develop robust metrics to locate, measure and map plastic and microplastic pollution across the value chain and define effective actions to fix the problem [...]

Biome Bioplastics and Futamura partner to demonstrate compostable multilayer packaging

2019-02-28T12:53:52+00:0028 February 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Biome Bioplastics and Futamura have partnered to demonstrate a range of bio-based and compostable multilayer films. The materials offer competitive performance, while tackling the negative environmental impact of traditional oil-based, non-recyclable multilayer packaging. Sustainable alternatives to challenging packaging formats such as multilayer pouches will be key to meeting the UK Plastics Pact target of 70% of plastic packaging [...]

Call for papers – 14th European Bioplastics Conference

2019-02-28T12:51:51+00:0028 February 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

European Bioplastics (EUBP) invites proposals for the 14th European Bioplastics Conference taking place on 3/4 December 2019 at the Titanic Chaussee Hotel in Berlin, Germany. This year’s conference will focus on advanced innovations in bioplastics as well as on environmental aspects and opportunities for growth. Experts are invited to submit proposals for a presentation on the following [...]

Assessment conducted by nova-Institut concludes that first-generation fermentable sugar is appropriate for a sustainable raw material strategy of the European chemical industry

2019-01-28T15:38:49+00:0028 January 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Nova-Institut, an independent research institute based in Germany, has carried out a sustainability study of bio-based raw materials for the chemical industry. The assessment analyses the strengths and weaknesses of sugar plants, starch plants, virgin wood as well as waste and residues for the production of bio-based chemicals. According to the results, first-generation fermentable sugar [...]

News in brief – January 2019

2019-01-28T13:55:11+00:0028 January 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Nestlé and Danimer Scientific partner to develop a biodegradable water bottle: Nestlé and Danimer Scientific, a leading developer and manufacturer of biodegradable plastic products, have announced a global partnership to develop biodegradable bottles. Nestlé and Danimer Scientific will collaborate to design and manufacture bio-based resins for Nestlé’s water business using Danimer Scientific’s PHA polymer Nodax™. In [...]

Controversial assumptions of study by University of Bonn create misleading interpretation of bioplastics’ environmental impact

2018-12-20T14:57:18+00:0020 December 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The recent study “Land use mediated GHG emissions and spillovers from increased consumption of bioplastics” published by the University of Bonn calls into question the contribution of bio-based plastics to climate change mitigation. Although the study describes that fossil-based plastics are responsible for 15 percent of the global CO2 emissions*, it fails to acknowledge [...]

News in brief – December 2018

2018-12-20T14:56:22+00:0020 December 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

UK unveils £60 million (US $76.4 million) funding to develop sustainable packaging: The funding, to be bolstered by industry support, and delivered by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund aims at support the development of new forms of packaging and plastic made from farming, food and industrial waste, among other [...]

Indirect additional global warming impacts from processes attributing to direct global warming and example of permafrost melting

2018-12-20T14:56:57+00:0020 December 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

Contribution article by Ville Uusitalo, Assistant Professor at the LUT-University (School of Energy Systems, Sustainable Science) and Annamari Enström, Senior Researcher, LCA at Neste Corporation. Global warming impacts of different products and processes from life cycle assessment (LCA) perspective is widely performed with standardized methods. Global warming impact assessments in LCA are, typically, carried [...]

New market data: The positive trend for the bioplastics industry remains stable

2019-01-23T11:28:47+00:005 December 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 5 December 2018 – The results of the European Bioplastics’ annual market data update, presented today at the 13th European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin, confirm a stable growth of the global bioplastics industry. “The global market for bioplastics is predicted to grow by roughly 25 percent over the next five years“, says Hasso [...]

Register now – final speaker line-up released for this year’s 13th European Bioplastics Conference

2018-11-08T14:37:42+00:006 November 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

François de Bie, Chairman of EUBP, opening the 12th European Bioplastics Conference 2017 in Berlin. With more and more brands, manufacturers, and policy makers putting bioplastics high up on the agenda, we invite you to join in on the discussion on 4/5 December 2018 in Berlin. Download the conference agenda here: http://docs.european-bioplastics.org/conference/13th_EUBP_Programme_2018.pdf [...]