Posts including "waste collection":

How bioplastics can contribute to the sustainability of food contact materials

2023-01-27T14:45:56+01:0027 January 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The European Commission is currently revising the EU’s rules on food contact materials (FCMs), particularly in light of its recent initiatives on Single Use Plastics, Sustainable Products, and the revision of the rules on packaging and packaging waste. In order to meet the EU’s ambitious environmental objectives, the Commission should introduce specific rules to [...]

European Bioplastics Conference made strong call for close cooperation with EU policymakers on upcoming legislation

2022-12-20T14:55:29+01:0020 December 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It was perfect timing for the 17th annual European Bioplastics (EUBP) Conference, which took place on 6/7 December in Berlin. Throughout the whole year, bioplastics already had been a permanent topic in the debate over innovation drivers in the plastics industry and the political discussion in Brussels. Like in any good blockbuster, the story [...]

Bioplastics community gathers at EUBP Conference in Berlin – programme available now

2022-10-31T13:52:59+01:0031 October 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The European Bioplastics (EUBP) Conference, the leading business and networking event for the bioplastics industry, will take place on 6/7 December 2022 in Berlin. Its long-awaited conference programme was just recently published. “The success story of this conference continues in its 17th edition. We look forward to welcoming the international bioplastics community in Berlin”, [...]

BON Europe comments on revision of PPWD 

2022-09-30T11:24:14+02:0030 September 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The current revision of the EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD), as well as the Waste Framework Directive (WFD) review and the forthcoming framework on bio-based, biodegradable and compostable plastics provide crucial opportunities to fully acknowledge the role of bioplastics in a circular economy.  The Bioplastics Organisation Network (BON) Europe, a collaboration of [...]

News in brief: June 2022

2022-06-30T16:37:12+02:0030 June 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Chemical recycling: ‘A small but significant part of addressing the plastics puzzle’ Chemical recycling may not be a perfect solution to the plastic waste problem, but in certain scenarios, it’s the best answer we have. Ignacio Gavilan, sustainability director at The Consumer Goods Forum, tells us more. Unlike mechanical recycling, chemical recycling changes the [...]

EU Waste Framework Directive should acknowledge important role of bioplastics in reducing impact on environment and climate

2022-02-28T11:10:54+01:0028 February 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In order to achieve the ambitious goals of the European Green Deal, respectively the Circular Economy Action Plan, the European Commission already initiated a significant number of regulatory processes. To improve Europe’s waste management in line with the waste hierarchy and the implementation of the polluter principle, the Commission had initiated a Call for [...]

BioSupPack project will develop innovative bioplastic packaging from brewery by-products

2021-06-28T11:31:05+02:0028 June 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

BioSupPack project supported by EUBP The EU-funded BioSupPack project, supported by European Bioplastics (EUBP), is geared towards contributing to the European bio-based circular economy by developing polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA)-based packaging solutions derived from residues. It is a viable recycling process for these bio-based plastic materials to make sure resources stay in the loop. [...]

“Certified compostable organic waste bags improve quality of organic waste” experts confirm, contradicting recent misleading media reports on organic waste collection

2021-04-29T17:24:52+02:0029 March 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Contrary to popular belief, certified, industrial compostable organic waste bags neither bear harm for soil or human health, nor do they contribute to the problem of microplastics, as experts underline. On the contrary, they convey chances for a higher quality and quantity of collected organic waste. Read in the following a guest commentary by the Verbund kompostierbare Produkte e.V. (Association for Compostable Products / “Verbund”).  For many years now, the [...]

European Parliament report recognizes potential role of bioplastics in the circular economy

2021-10-08T10:38:55+02:0026 February 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On 8 February, the European Parliament adopted its Own Initiative Report on the Circular Economy which recognised the role of bioplastics for the future. Amongst other issues highlighted, the MEPs emphasised the potential role of bio-based and biodegradable and compostable plastics in the circular economy whilst noting that bio-based and/or biodegradable plastics alone will not provide a solution to the environmental concerns related to plastics. [...]

The added value of compostable plastics for the circular economy

2021-10-08T10:38:55+02:0029 January 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,