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News in brief: March 2020

2020-03-31T12:36:44+02:0031 March 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Corona Virus: interpack 2020 postponed Messe Düsseldorf is postponing the leading international trade fair interpack. It is now scheduled to take place from 25 February to 3 March 2021. In doing so, Messe Düsseldorf is following the recommendation of the crisis management team of the German Federal Government to take into account the principles [...]

Europe’s new “Circular Economy Action Plan” needs to link bioeconomy and circular economy

2020-01-31T13:19:47+01:0031 January 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On 11 December 2019, the European Commission (EC) published the long-awaited Communication on the European Green Deal, which highlights the new EU leadership’s climate and sustainability ambitions. Amongst others, the Commission foresees the adaption of a new Industrial Strategy closely linked to a new Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP). “This action plan marks Europe’s [...]

Why it is so important to differentiate between fossil-based conventional plastics, the use of bio-based feedstock and the property of biodegradability?

2020-01-31T14:04:22+01:0031 January 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

There is no doubt: we use too much plastic, and the plastic waste, which is littered in the environment, on land, or in the seas, has a negative impact on nature and all living beings. Therefore, the bioplastics industry not only agrees, but also actively supports the demand for a major change in our [...]

News in brief: January 2020

2020-01-31T13:14:36+01:0031 January 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

SETAC organizes course on biodegradation assessment of polymers As part of its 30th annual meeting (3-7 May 2020) in Dublin, Ireland, the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) will organize a training course entitled “TC12 - Regulatory Applicability of Guidelines for Testing Biodegradability of Microplastics and Polymers with an Emphasis on ISO Standards”. [...]

The Corbion case: a multi-stakeholder initiative driving sustainability in the cane sugar sector in Thailand

2019-11-29T10:55:10+01:0029 November 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Sugarcane plants growing at field The Dutch company Corbion is a manufacturer of lactic acid and lactic acid derivatives, emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins, and algae ingredients. Part of the company’s key sustainability initiatives is the responsible sourcing initiative. It aims to create a sustainable supply chain for its agricultural raw [...]

News in brief: November 2019

2019-11-29T10:53:40+01:0029 November 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Novamont starts construction of a demo plant for the production of FDCA Novamont has announced a 10 million-euro investment programme, as part of the expansion and diversification of its production plant in Terni (Italy), for the construction of a demonstration plant dedicated to a new monomer of vegetable origin derived from sugars (2.5 furandicarboxylic [...]

New German Packaging Law: European Bioplastics demands complete implementation

2019-10-31T14:12:50+01:0031 October 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Bioplastics are a key driver for new developments in the plastic industry. The innovative materials play a key role in the transition to a circular economy, where fossil raw materials are substituted by renewable resources, and resource efficiency is at the forefront. The new German Packaging Law (VerpackG), which only came into effect in [...]

News in brief: October 2019

2019-10-31T13:41:05+01:0031 October 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Consultation: UK Environmental Agency to revise standard rules sets for biowaste treatment On 21 October, the British Evironmental Agency (EA) initiated an official consultation for the revision of standard rules sets for biowaste treatment. In this regard new consultation guidelines were published. The emphasis of the consultation lies on the reduction of plastic packaging [...]

Member portrait: Indochine Bio Plastiques (ICBP)

2019-09-26T19:26:22+02:0026 September 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Amir Bin Abul Hasan Ashari, Managing Director, Indochine Bio Plastiques In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present five facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Mr Amir Bin Abul Hasan Ashari, Managing Director at Indochine Bio Plastiques, shares some information on the company: 5 facts about Indochine Bio [...]

Nova-Institute published open letter to JRC on comparability of bio-based and petrochemical polymers

2019-09-26T19:23:24+02:0026 September 2019|Tags: , , , , |

There are published standards for life cycle assessments (LCA) that provide guidance on how to compare different polymers fairly with regard to their environmental impacts. However, the rules still leave sufficient room for manoeuvre to specify the methods by which such comparisons are to be carried out. The fact that there is still a [...]