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News in brief: February 2022

2022-02-28T08:52:05+01:0028 February 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dutch researchers join forces to boost PHAs market introduction  Invest-NL and Wageningen University & Research are joining forces to accelerate the market introduction of PHAs (polyhydroxyalkanoates). Wageningen Food & Biobased Research has been conducting technological research for 30 years into the production and usage possibilities of PHAs for various applications. They are currently participating [...]

Spanish study: compostable bioplastics fully biodegrade during industrial composting process and, thus, don’t generate microplastics

2022-01-28T14:18:07+01:0028 January 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

A recently conducted study which focused on the identification and quantification of microplastics in final refined compost found no remains of used EN 13432 certified industrial compostable bioplastics. If correctly composted, their use does not contribute to the increase of microplastic pollution.  Microplastics and their potential environmental and health impacts have been of growing concern in recent years. Compost produced from separately [...]

Member portrait: Bio Valore World

2022-01-31T12:14:16+01:0028 January 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Member portrait: Bio Valore World  In each issue of the European Bioplastics Newsletter, we present some facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Davide Scarano, CEO of Bio Valore World, shares some interesting insights on his company.  5 facts about Bio Valore World, Italy  The EarthBi project was born within Bio Valore World SpA to provide a benefit to the company.   EarthBi is the first PLA production plant based in Europe, in Italy in [...]

News in brief: January 2022

2022-01-28T14:17:26+01:0028 January 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Study Shows Consumers Favor Sustainability in Products & Packaging  The Plant Based Products Council (PBPC) recently released its annual consumer research study showing growing consumer demand for products made from renewable and sustainable materials. In general, the study found 61% of consumers are more interested in companies who produce or use plant-based products. At [...]

JRC’s “Plastics LCA method” is not fit for purpose

2021-12-16T14:11:15+01:0016 December 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Constance Ißbrücker, Head of Environmental Affairs at European Bioplastics e.V. The EU Plastics Strategy presented a vision where innovative materials and alternative feedstocks would ultimately replace fossil resources. In this context, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) was tasked in 2018 by the European Commission to elaborate an appropriate life cycle assessment (LCA)-based method to evaluate the potential environmental [...]

Bioplastics community came home to Berlin to celebrate 16th European Bioplastics Conference

2021-12-16T14:11:05+01:0016 December 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

EUBPConf2021: multi stakeholder panel discussion on bioplastics and EU policy After last year’s 100 percent virtual format, the European Bioplastics Conference was finally able to re-open its gates in Berlin and welcomed around 140 participants. The other half of the overall 320 participants attended online. During the different conference sessions and in [...]

News in brief: November/December 2021

2021-12-16T14:15:21+01:0016 December 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

European bioeconomy robust as bio-based industry turnover jumps to 780 billion EUR  The bio-based industries continue their ascent marking a total contribution of 780 billion EUR, a notable increase of 30 billion EUR (+ 4%) compared to 2017. This represents a more than 20% increase compared to 2008 which is the earliest data taken [...]

United Nations recommends bioplastics as a sustainable alternative to conventional plastics

2021-12-13T21:09:37+01:0013 December 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 14 December 2021 – Last week the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) published a report assessing the sustainability of agricultural plastic products[1] recommending the replacement of non-biodegradable, conventional polymers with biodegradable, bio-based polymers. “We welcome this recognition of the environmental benefits of these bioplastic products”, commented François de Bie, [...]

Bio-based coalition criticizes EU methodology for LCAs favouring fossil-based over bio-based plastics

2021-11-29T23:55:18+01:0029 November 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 30 November 2021 – In June, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission (EC) published its methodology for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) comparing the environmental impact of fossil-based to bio-based feedstocks for plastics production. “Together with other bio-based industries, we support LCAs as a valuable instrument to measure environmental sustainability. Unfortunately, the approach of the JRC in this study lacks important elements that are crucial for a fair, comparative assessment of bio-based and fossil-based plastics. As a result, it clearly favours conventional plastics made from fossil resources”, comments Hasso von Pogrell, Managing Director of European Bioplastics (EUBP).  Over the past [...]

EUBP Conference 2021 goes hybrid in Berlin with an impressive speaker line-up and the latest in bioplastics

2021-11-09T15:40:55+01:009 November 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 9 November 2021 – The 16th European Bioplastics (EUBP) Conference, Europe’s leading business and networking event for the biopolymer industry, will take place on 30 November and 1 December 2021. “At EUBP, we are very happy to hold this year’s conference in Berlin again. The varied programme, including an impressive speaker line-up, will [...]

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