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French Agency for Environment and Energy Management (ADEME) published positive opinion on bioplastic bags

2019-11-29T13:35:52+01:0029 November 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In many EU Member States the political process that led to the Single-use Plastics Directive has initiated dynamic debates around bioplastics. This is also the case in France, where the national parliament is currently discussing a draft law on anti-waste and circular economy. Amongst other possible instruments, the draft also includes restrictions against plastic bags.However, [...]

K2019 Recap: Bioplastics industry at the core of interest

2019-10-31T14:15:25+01:0031 October 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Impression from K2019 featuring Total Corbion PLA, Novamont, Sukano, IKT, FKuR, Aimplas, BASF, Mitsubishi Chemicals After eight days (16 until 23 October) packed with major events, smaller dialogue forums and even more bilateral discussions, the leading global trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry closed its doors in Düsseldorf. With approx. [...]

Join the Pipe: Dutch start-up attacks plastic pollution with tap water in stylish Bio PE bottles

2019-10-31T13:43:58+01:0031 October 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

How can people be tempted to drink tap water instead of spring water out of single use bottles in order to help reducing plastic waste? The Amsterdam based disruptive innovator Join the Pipe has the answer and used it for a very successful and at the same time sustainable development project. By installing bottle [...]

News in brief: August/September 2019

2019-09-26T19:21:07+01:0026 September 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

German Packaging Act: minimum standards for assessment of recycling capability lack promotion of bioplastics Packaging must become more recyclable and environmentally friendly. The recycling rates defined in the new German Packaging Act, which came into effect on 1 January 2019, are otherwise impossible to achieve. An important tool to implement the legislation, are the [...]

FEAD position ignores role of compostable plastics in achieving circular economy

2019-09-26T18:35:08+01:0013 September 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 13 September 2019 – Regarding FEAD’s (European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services) latest position paper “Biodegradable and Bio-Based Plastics”, European Bioplastics (EUBP) believes that FEAD displays an incomplete perception on how a circular economy can be achieved. Unfortunately, the association exclusively focuses on mechanical recycling while at the same time refusing [...]

News in brief: June 2019

2019-06-27T14:01:37+01:0027 June 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"The BioCannDo experience: Let's talk about bio-based products" BioCannDo presents 10 recommendations for consumer communications The project BioCannDo has launched the brochure “The BioCannDo experience: Let’s talk about bio-based products”. This publication includes 10 recommendations on communications about bio-based products. The publication is aimed at other projects, initiatives and multipliers who communicate [...]

News in brief: May 2019

2019-05-31T14:50:31+01:0031 May 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Shoes by Timberland Timberland increases the use of renewable materials in its shoes In 2018, a total of 69% of all Timberland footwear shipped in 2018 contained major components (e.g., uppers, linings, and outsoles) with at least 10% recycled, organic or renewable (ROR) content, up slightly from 67% the previous year. Renewable materials [...]

The debate: biodegradable and compostable plastic bags

2019-05-23T14:08:11+01:0023 May 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hofer’s certified compostable shopping bag with the seedling logo (c) VictorGroup In April, the University of Plymouth published the study "Environmental deterioration of biodegradable, oxo-biodegradable, compostable, and conventional plastic carrier bags in the sea, soil, and open-air over a 3-year period". Days after the publication, European Bioplastics released a press release stating [...]

University of Plymouth study misleads on value of biodegradable and compostable plastics

2019-07-12T12:21:19+01:0030 April 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The study Environmental deterioration of biodegradable, oxo-biodegradable, compostable, and conventional plastic carrier bags in the sea, soil, and open-air over a 3-year period carried out by Imogen E. Napper and Richard C. Thompson of the University of Plymouth, whose results were announced yesterday, intends to provide insights into the ‘environmental deterioration’ of plastic carrier bags [...]

News in brief: March 2019

2019-03-22T13:23:30+01:0022 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Burberry’s plastics packaging to be 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025 On the recently launched report New plastics economy global commitment by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Burberry reveals its planned efforts to tackle plastic waste. In the brand’s commitment to use 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable plastic packaging by 2025, Burberry will ensure that [...]