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News in brief: March 2022

2022-03-31T16:11:02+02:0031 March 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Tesco tackles food and plastic waste with plant-based protection for fresh produce  Tesco is trialing a plant-based food protection branded Apeel to extend the shelf life of fruit and vegetables. This protective extra “peel” slows down the water loss and oxidation that causes produce to spoil. The trial will see approximately 80 UK Tesco [...]

News in brief: November/December 2021

2021-12-16T14:15:21+01:0016 December 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

European bioeconomy robust as bio-based industry turnover jumps to 780 billion EUR  The bio-based industries continue their ascent marking a total contribution of 780 billion EUR, a notable increase of 30 billion EUR (+ 4%) compared to 2017. This represents a more than 20% increase compared to 2008 which is the earliest data taken [...]

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 – December 2018

2018-12-20T14:56:22+01:0020 December 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

UK unveils £60 million (US $76.4 million) funding to develop sustainable packaging: The funding, to be bolstered by industry support, and delivered by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund aims at support the development of new forms of packaging and plastic made from farming, food and industrial waste, among other [...]

News In Brief – March 2018

2018-07-02T09:40:30+02:0022 March 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Netherlands to ban oxo-degradable plastics: After France and Spain implemented actions in 2017 to limit the production, distribution, sale, provision and utilization of packaging or bags made from oxo-degradable plastics – conventional plastics that falsely claim to biodegrade – the Netherlands now, too, announced plans for a complete ban of oxo-degradable plastics. "A [...]

News in brief – May 2017

2017-05-29T15:14:29+02:0029 May 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Synvina receives interim approval for bio-based PEF recyclability: Amsterdam-based Synvina CV has received interim approval from the European PET bottle platform (EPBP) for the recyclability of its bio-based polyethylenefuranoate (PEF) materials in the European bottle recycling market. The BASF-Avantium joint venture, which was set up in October last year, will produce bio-based furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) [...]

Total Corbion PLA formally starts up operations

2017-03-30T09:35:59+02:0030 March 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Earlier this month, Total Corbion PLA officially launched its operations to produce and market Poly Lactic Acid (PLA) polymers. PLA is a biobased and biodegradable polymer made from annually renewable resources. As announced by parent companies Total and Corbion last November, the new company is a 50/50 joint venture based in the Netherlands. [...]

Danone and Nestlé Waters commit to 100 percent bio-based PET

2017-03-30T09:35:33+02:0030 March 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Danone and Nestlé Waters, the world’s two largest bottled water companies, have joined forces with Origin Materials, a start-up based in Sacramento, California, to form the NaturALL Bottle Alliance. Together, the three partners aim to develop and launch at commercial scale a PET plastic bottle made from 100 percent bio-based renewable material. The project [...]

Global bioplastics market continues to grow despite low oil price

2017-04-06T11:42:02+02:0020 December 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The results of European Bioplastics’ annual market data update 2016 confirm a stable growth of the global bioplastics industry: “The market is predicted to grow by 50 percent over the coming years despite the low oil price,” said François de Bie, Chairman of European Bioplastics, during the 11th European Bioplastics Conference on 30 November [...]

Global bioplastics production capacities continue to grow despite low oil price

2017-04-06T11:40:48+02:0030 November 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Stronger political support needed to realise full potential of bio-based materials in Europe Berlin, 30 November 2016. The results of European Bioplastics’ annual market data update, presented today at the 11th European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin, confirm a stable growth of the global bioplastics industry. “The market is predicted to grow by 50 percent [...]

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