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News in brief: July 2019

2019-07-29T12:36:34+02:0029 July 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) and fifteen industries unite to to set out their joint Vision for Europe’s bioeconomy future – a circular bio-society This Vision  "The circular-bio society in 2050" will establish a sustainable and competitive bio-based industry in the EU enabling a circular bio-society by 2050. In this circular bio-society, informed citizens choose a sustainable way of life, supporting an [...]

14th European Bioplastics Conference: Last chance to participate in the Call for Papers

2019-07-29T12:36:22+02:0029 July 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The planning of the 14th European Bioplastics Conference is in full swing. The Call for Papers to become a speaker has generated a huge amount of interest and many organisations have already submitted their proposals. For those interested in contributing to the conference programme, there is still a chance to participate. The deadline to [...]

EUBP’s policy recommendations to use sound LCAs as a basis for policy formulation

2019-07-29T12:36:12+02:0029 July 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

In recent years, policy makers have become increasingly reliant on the use of Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) to establish a proper basis for more transparent and evidence-based decision-making on policies and regulations. However, succesful LCAs must take into account a number of considerations in terms of how they influence the final result and policy [...]

World Economic Forum chooses bioplastics as one of the top 10 emerging technologies for 2019

2019-07-29T12:35:59+02:0029 July 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The new report “Top 10 emerging technologies 2019” compiled by the World Economic Forum (WEF) reveals some of the innovations that are expected to impact the global social and economic order. According to WEF, bioplastics made out of cellulose or lignin from plant waste lead the ranking of these breakthrough technologies. “From income inequality to [...]

News in brief: June 2019

2019-06-27T14:01:37+02:0027 June 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"The BioCannDo experience: Let's talk about bio-based products" BioCannDo presents 10 recommendations for consumer communications The project BioCannDo has launched the brochure “The BioCannDo experience: Let’s talk about bio-based products”. This publication includes 10 recommendations on communications about bio-based products. The publication is aimed at other projects, initiatives and multipliers who communicate [...]

Member portrait: Futamura

2019-06-27T14:01:04+02:0027 June 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Mr Andy Sweetman, Sales & Marketing Manager EMEA In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present five facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Mr Andy Sweetman, Sales & Marketing Manager EMEA, shares some information on the world’s leading producer of sustainable cellulose packaging films. 5 facts about Futamura, [...]

Succesfull kick-off meeting of the BIOnTOP project

2019-06-27T15:48:01+02:0027 June 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On 18 – 19 June, the BIOnTOP kick-off meeting took place at the premises of project coordinator AIMPLAS in Valencia, Spain. The four-year project aims at delivering bio-based recyclable-by-design cost competitive packaging solutions that can be mechanically recycled, industrially or home compostable, or suitable for anaerobic digestion. Leading experts from 21 organisations based in [...]

Neste and LyondellBasell announce commercial-scale production of bio-based polypropylene and bio-based low-density polyethylene

2019-06-27T13:59:35+02:0027 June 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Neste, the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel from waste and residues, and LyondellBasell, one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world, have announced the first parallel production of bio-based polypropylene and bio-based low-density polyethylene at a commercial scale. The joint project used Neste’s renewable hydrocarbons derived from sustainable bio-based raw materials, such as waste [...]

Study aims to understand the biodegradation of individual polymers and their blends in managed and unmanaged environments

2019-06-27T14:11:54+02:0027 June 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

(c) American Chemical Society Biodegradable polymers are often promoted as an environmental solution to plastic pollution. However, their degradation in managed and unmanaged environments is not always well understood. The authors of the study “Biodegradable plastic blends create new possibilities for end-of-life management of plastics but they are not a panacea for [...]

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 [...]