Posts including "standard":

Seedling certification scheme

2023-04-20T15:41:28+02:0019 April 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Open the document Since its foundation in 1993, European Bioplastics (former IBAW) has been committed to the establishment of a legal and technical framework for supporting the introduction of bio-plastics to the market. The association is the owner of the Seedling mark, which is protected by trademark law. This mark is widely acknowledged [...]

Environmental Communication Guide

2023-04-20T15:41:53+02:0019 April 2023|Tags: , , |

Open the document The heated debate about our future in the face of increasingly serious environmental challenges has left its mark. Consumers have been sensitised and are willing to do their bit.  The willingness to contribute to environmental protection goes hand in hand with an increasing demand for truthful, accurate and easily verifiable [...]

FAQs on enzyme-mediated degradable plastics

2023-04-20T15:42:25+02:0019 April 2023|Tags: , , , , , |

Open the document Enzyme-mediated plastics are not bioplastics. They are conventional, fossil-based plastics with additives. They are neither biodegradable nor compostable. EuBP recommends using only materials certified according to EN and ISO standards. Find the answers to frequently asked questions on enzyme-mediated plastics.

Biodegradable and compostable bioplastic bags in anaerobic digestion

2023-04-20T15:45:09+02:0018 April 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Open the document Biodegradable and compostable products that are certified according to the harmonized European standard EN 13432 (or EN 14995) are suitable for organic recycling and will completely biodegrade in an industrial composting plant, with no adverse effects on the process or on the final product (compost). These materials are working well [...]

Bioplastics – Industry standards & labels

2023-04-20T15:45:52+02:0018 April 2023|Tags: , , |

Open the document Bioplastics are not one single material but a large family of plastic materials, most of them very new innovative materials, with different properties and functionalities. Such grade of variety and complexity is not always easy to explain. In terms of the circular economy, the standards mentioned in this paper offer [...]

EN 13432 certified bioplastics performance in industrial composting

2023-04-20T15:47:08+02:0018 April 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Open the document The Directive on Packaging and Packaging Waste (PPWD) was first issued in 1994. Its main purpose was to increase the recovery rate of packaging waste and to cut disposal (landfilling). Apart from mechanical recycling also biological (organic) recycling was defined, and a specific standard for identifying "packaging recoverable by means [...]

“Oxo-biodegradable” plastics and other plastics with additives for degradation

2023-04-20T15:49:26+02:0018 April 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Open the document Bioplastics are a broad family of materials that are either biobased, biodegradable, or both. The term “biobased” describes the basis of a material being fully or partly derived from biomass. The term “biodegradable” refers to the inherent property of a material that, with the help of naturally occurring microorganisms such [...]

Member portrait: BASF

2023-02-28T15:44:18+01:0028 February 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In each issue of the European Bioplastics Newsletter, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, Dr. Afsaneh Nabifar, Head of Global Market Development Biopolymers at BASF, shares some interesting insights on her company. 5 Facts about: BASF, Germany At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We [...]