Posts including "sugar cane":

News in brief: May 2019

2019-05-31T14:50:31+02:0031 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 [...]

Assessment conducted by nova-Institut concludes that first-generation fermentable sugar is appropriate for a sustainable raw material strategy of the European chemical industry

2019-01-28T15:38:49+02:0028 January 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Nova-Institut, an independent research institute based in Germany, has carried out a sustainability study of bio-based raw materials for the chemical industry. The assessment analyses the strengths and weaknesses of sugar plants, starch plants, virgin wood as well as waste and residues for the production of bio-based chemicals. According to the results, first-generation fermentable sugar [...]

Member portrait: POLIFILM

2018-12-20T14:56:42+02:0020 December 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present five facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Mrs Maria Heinze, Project Manager R&D at POLIFILM shares some information on a leading manufacturer of extrusion and protective films. Sustainability is teamwork – also at POLIFILM (Photo credit: Thilo Schoch photo+videographer) 5 [...]

News in brief – June 2018

2018-07-30T10:21:55+02:0025 June 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Revised EU Waste Package enters into force: On 14th June 2018 the waste legislative texts have been published in the Official Journal of the EU. The new directives will enter into force on 4 July 2018. The revised waste package includes the Waste Framework Directive, the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive, Landfill Directive, and [...]

Peace of mind for families (and the environment)

2018-07-02T08:50:25+02:0022 March 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Concerns about harmful chemicals, health and environmental effects lead more and more parents and toymakers alike to switch to high-quality, sustainable, and safe toys made from bio-based instead from petroleum-based materials. Next to a growing number of new start-ups developing bioplastics toys, big players such as Lego and Hasbro are also investing heavily in [...]

Electrolux builds the world’s first bioplastic concept fridge

2018-07-02T09:13:52+02:0022 March 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Without a doubt, this is the coolest (pun intended) news about an application for bioplastics. Electrolux, the leading group of global household product brands, unveiled the world’s first concept fridge made of bioplastics. All visible parts of the refrigerator prototype are made of bioplastics. The material used in the refrigerator is derived from renewable [...]

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 [...]

How much land do we really need to produce bio-based plastics?

2018-07-02T10:09:16+02:0028 February 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Constance Ißbrücker, Head of Environmental Affairs, EUBP The consequences of climate change and the finite nature of fossil resources constitute two broadly acknowledged challenges for society in the decades to come. Bioplastics, which are derived fully or at least in part from renewable resources, have the unique advantage over conventional plastics to [...]

Member portrait: SPHERE

2018-01-29T15:43:07+02:0029 January 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Jean-Marc Nony, Sustainable Development Director, SPHERE In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Jean-Marc Nony, Sustainable Development Director at SPHERE, shares some information on the French family group and leading European manufacturer of household packaging and bioplastic bags. 5 facts [...]

News In Brief (September 2017)

2017-09-28T11:39:10+02:0028 September 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

New bio-based PE films: UPM Raflatac, a global manufacturer of label materials, extends its range of film face materials for the European market with a new plant-based material that provides a sustainable alternative to fossil-based films for a wide variety of end uses. RafBio PE performs just like standard PE film, and its excellent [...]