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News from the members: January 2021

2021-01-29T16:20:26+01:0029 January 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Corbion to expand lactic acid production capacity in North America Recently, Corbion announced that it is planning to expand its lactic acid capacity at its manufacturing facility in Blair, Nebraska by around 40%. Lactic acid can be used for the production of polylactic acid (PLA). The demand for PLA on the markets remains high, [...]

News in brief: January 2021

2021-01-29T11:55:37+01:0029 January 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Yum China launches plastic reduction and sustainable packaging initiatives Yum, the operator of fast-food chain KFC and restaurant brand Pizza Hut announced new environmentally friendly packaging initiatives that are expected to reduce its amount of non-degradable plastics by approximately 8,000 tonnes annually starting this year. Some of the initiatives include replacing existing plastic packaging [...]

EU Commission report confirms role of biodegradable plastics within a circular economy

2020-12-18T16:11:38+01:0018 December 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This year has already seen quite an impressive number of studies, reports, and additional publications related to bioplastics that were published by the European Commission (EC). Most of them contribute to the development of a framework for bioplastics included in the EC’s Circular Economy Action Plan. For the bioplastics industry, a clear framework is [...]

Unique virtual gathering of bioplastics industry at 15th EUBP Conference

2020-12-18T14:24:53+01:0018 December 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As for many other industries, also for bioplastics 2020 had been an exceptional year. Thus, its industry representatives were eager to come together to analyse the last twelve months and discuss about future market opportunities and challenges. Being the leading business forum for bioplastics, the annual European Bioplastics (EUBP) Conference, which took place from [...]

News in brief: November/December 2020

2020-12-18T14:11:48+01:0018 December 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

What is the state of the bioplastics market?  The results of European Bioplastics’ (EUBP) annual market data update, presented at the 15th EUBP Conference, project that the global bioplastics market will grow by 36% over the next five years. Global bioplastics production capacity is set to increase from around 2.1 million tonnes in 2020 [...]

Commission’s SAM report confirms role of biodegradable plastics within a circular economy

2021-08-02T13:45:09+02:0017 December 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 17 December 2020 – This week the European Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM) published a report, entitled “Biodegradability of plastics in the open environment”. The report identifies applications of biodegradable polymers which contribute towards achieving a circular economy and tackle the challenge of managing the EU’s waste.  “We are pleased to see that [...]

News from the members: October 2020

2020-10-30T17:38:51+01:0030 October 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

TÜV Austria to be platinum sponsor of 15th European Bioplastics Conference European Bioplastics (EUBP) is happy to announce the TÜV Austria Group as platinum sponsor of our 15th EUBP Conference (30 Nov – 3 Dec 2020), which will be held virtually. Our EUBP member brings safety, quality, innovation, environmental protection and business interests to [...]

Bioplastics successfully meet all EU safety standards

2020-11-05T16:36:21+01:0029 October 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 29 October 2020 - Products made from bio-based plastics must undergo the same testing procedures as conventional plastic products to access the market of the European Union (EU). Thereby a health risk for consumers is excluded. Plastics intended to be certified as biodegradable or compostable must undergo additional tests. "Products made of bioplastics [...]

News from the members: September 2020

2020-09-30T16:45:28+02:0030 September 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

PSI and Danimer Scientific to create bio-based, home compostable film packaging EUBP member Plastic Suppliers, Inc. (PSI), a global manufacturer of biopolymer EarthFirstÒ PLA barrier and non-barrier sealant films, recently announced the cooperation agreement with Danimer Scientific, a leading developer and manufacturer of biodegradable materials. Together they will create bio-based, home compostable films. PSI [...]

News in brief: July/August 2020

2020-08-31T17:11:58+02:0031 August 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

15th European Bioplastics Conference goes virtual In response to the on-going Corona pandemic, European Bioplastics (EUBP) decided to make this year’s EUBP Conference a virtual happening. The online format enables us to go new ways in discussing bioplastics. It will focus on the latest innovations as well as on environmental aspects and opportunities for [...]

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