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News in brief: February 2020

2020-03-24T16:09:11+01:0024 March 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Automotive Bioplastic: The Future of Modern Cars? Reducing CO2 emission and fuel consumption by decreasing a vehicle’s weight is the most significant objective and foremost challenge of the automotive industry today. Biomaterials are heralded as a good match contributing to this goal. Bio-based plastics comprise of varied range of materials such as mass commodity [...]

EUBP raises concerns over biased EASAC report on bio-based and biodegradable plastics

2020-03-18T17:39:56+01:0018 March 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 18 March 2020 – “If we wanted to condense the gist of the report, we could say that EASAC discourages all the innovations that appear in the industrial sector currently dominated by fossil-based plastics”, says François de Bie, Chairman of European Bioplastics (EUBP) in response to the report ‘Packaging plastic in the circular [...]

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 [...]

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”. [...]

Bioplastics industry with a crucial role in implementing the European Green Deal

2019-12-18T15:25:28+01:0018 December 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On 11 December 2019, the European Commission published the long-awaited Communication on the European Green Deal, which highlights the new EU leadership’s climate and sustainability ambitions. This includes ambitious measures directly tackling green house gas emissions reduction targets, carbon pricing and the decarbonisation of the energy system. Besides, the Commission foresees the adaption of [...]

Implementation of Single-Use Plastic Directive – No quick-fire shots when identifying substitutes for single-use plastic products

2019-12-18T15:25:10+01:0018 December 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Since the entry into force of the Single-use Plastic Directive (SUP) in July of this year, the precise implementation of the new EU regulation is flanked by many question marks. In particular, a big question remains with regard to the ‘more sustainable material alternatives’, which potentially will substitute the plastic elements in the products [...]

New Market Data 2019: Bioplastics industry continues dynamic grow over the next five years

2019-12-18T15:24:51+01:0018 December 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Global Production Capacities 2018-2024 According to the recently published new market data 2019, the global bioplastics industry will continue to grow dynamically. “In an increasingly environmentally conscious context, the global market for bioplastics is predicted to grow by more than 15 percent over the next five years“, says Hasso von Pogrell, Managing [...]

EUBP Conference 2019 in Berlin: Bioplastics became talk of the town for two days

2019-12-18T15:24:33+01:0018 December 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Opening speech by François de Bie, Chairman of European During 3/4 December, already for the 14th time, the European Bioplastics Conference opened its doors in Berlin bringing together 400 senior executives from across the bioplastics value chain. The participants included brands, policy makers, academia, producers and NGOs. After another year of innovations, [...]

European Green Deal: Bioplastics to play a crucial role in making the deal become reality

2019-12-13T14:36:05+01:0013 December 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 13 December 2019 – European Bioplastics (EUBP), the association representing the interests of the bioplastics industry, welcomes the communication on the European Green Deal, which was recently published by the EU Commission. “This roadmap marks Europe’s way to become a resource-efficient and competitive economy with zero net green house gas emissions by 2050. [...]

New market data 2019: Bioplastics industry shows dynamic growth

2019-12-17T19:22:53+01:004 December 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 4 December 2018 – The results of the European Bioplastics’ annual market data update, presented today at the 14th European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin, confirm a dynamic growth of the global bioplastics industry. “In an increasingly environmentally conscious context, the global market for bioplastics is predicted to grow by more than 15 percent [...]