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BON Europe comments on revision of PPWD 

2022-09-30T11:24:14+02:0030 September 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The current revision of the EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD), as well as the Waste Framework Directive (WFD) review and the forthcoming framework on bio-based, biodegradable and compostable plastics provide crucial opportunities to fully acknowledge the role of bioplastics in a circular economy.  The Bioplastics Organisation Network (BON) Europe, a collaboration of [...]

PLA compostable bioplastics, towards a circular economy

2022-09-30T11:23:08+02:0030 September 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Maelenn Macedo-Ravard, Regulatory and Sustainability Manager at TotalEnergies Corbion BV Read below a guest article by Maelenn Macedo-Ravard, Regulatory and Sustainability Manager at TotalEnergies Corbion BV. Plastic recycling is far from reaching its targets included in the different waste legislations worldwide. Of all plastic produced since 1950, only 9% has ever been [...]

Revision of Waste Framework Directive should promote the use of bio-based and compostable plastics

2022-08-31T11:31:11+02:0031 August 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In January 2022, the European Commission had initiated the revision process of the EU Waste Framework Directive (WFD) with a Call for Evidence for an impact assessment of the EU waste management. In summer, the Commission opened the process for the broader public consultation that just recently closed on 24 August. The revision of [...]

Policy news: May 2022

2022-05-31T16:07:29+02:0031 May 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Existing certification schemes to inspire EU plan for carbon removals The European Commission’s proposal to regulate the Union’s carbon removals market will be based on existing verification and certification schemes. It will further aim to create a common method in order to bring more transparency to the opaque sector, an EU official explained. The [...]

Practical test successfully completed: compostable bags made from renewable raw materials convinced consumers

2022-04-29T13:03:46+02:0029 April 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Nico Arbeck, Head of Department Material Use at C.A.R.M.E.N. e.V. Read below a guest article by Nico Arbeck, Head of Department Material Use at C.A.R.M.E.N. e.V. Final report available Together with nine partners, C.A.R.M.E.N. e.V. carried out the model project "Practical test of compostable bags – circular economy with compostable fruit and [...]

EU Waste Framework Directive should acknowledge important role of bioplastics in reducing impact on environment and climate

2022-02-28T11:10:54+01:0028 February 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In order to achieve the ambitious goals of the European Green Deal, respectively the Circular Economy Action Plan, the European Commission already initiated a significant number of regulatory processes. To improve Europe’s waste management in line with the waste hierarchy and the implementation of the polluter principle, the Commission had initiated a Call for [...]

European Parliament report recognizes potential role of bioplastics in the circular economy

2021-10-08T10:38:55+02:0026 February 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On 8 February, the European Parliament adopted its Own Initiative Report on the Circular Economy which recognised the role of bioplastics for the future. Amongst other issues highlighted, the MEPs emphasised the potential role of bio-based and biodegradable and compostable plastics in the circular economy whilst noting that bio-based and/or biodegradable plastics alone will not provide a solution to the environmental concerns related to plastics. [...]

The added value of compostable plastics for the circular economy

2021-10-08T10:38:55+02:0029 January 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

For quite some time now, the European Commission (EC) is putting a special focus on biodegradable and compostable polymers when assessing the general role of bioplastics. This becomes obvious when looking at the number of related EU studies and reports that had been published in 2020. The last publication in this regard was the [...]

Biowaste management remains untapped potential for the European Union

2021-05-04T11:50:02+02:0030 June 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Source: Novamont A report recently published by the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) and Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) shows that with only 16% of the biowaste potential being used, the biowaste management still remains an untapped potential for the European Union to further transition to a Circular Economy. Both organizations jointly produced a [...]

Study shows benefit of using compostable biowaste bags for quality of compost

2020-07-01T09:37:24+02:0030 June 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Witzenhausen Institute and the University of Bayreuth conducted a very interesting study, analysing the compost of several German industrial composting facilities for possible plastic content deriving from compostable biowaste bags. The field study concluded that compostable bags, certified according to the European standard EN 13432, do not pose any challenges to the quality of the compost. During the research project, the results of which were published in the May edition (05/2020, in German) of the German trade magazine „Müll und Abfall“, the scientists analysed a total of 30 samples and [...]

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