Posts including "waste collection":

French Agency for Environment and Energy Management (ADEME) published positive opinion on bioplastic bags

2019-11-29T13:35:52+01:0029 November 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In many EU Member States the political process that led to the Single-use Plastics Directive has initiated dynamic debates around bioplastics. This is also the case in France, where the national parliament is currently discussing a draft law on anti-waste and circular economy. Amongst other possible instruments, the draft also includes restrictions against plastic bags.However, [...]

New German Packaging Law: European Bioplastics demands complete implementation

2019-10-31T14:12:50+01:0031 October 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Bioplastics are a key driver for new developments in the plastic industry. The innovative materials play a key role in the transition to a circular economy, where fossil raw materials are substituted by renewable resources, and resource efficiency is at the forefront. The new German Packaging Law (VerpackG), which only came into effect in [...]

EUBP proposes criteria and product examples for preferable use of compostable plastics

2019-09-26T19:32:44+01:0026 September 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The European Commission launched an initiative regarding a study on the ‘Relevance of biodegradable and compostable plastics in a circular economy'[1]. European Bioplastics welcomes the initiative, as scepticism amongst stakeholders towards the relevance of biodegradable certified compostable plastics usually stems from a vague notion about their characteristics (please also see corresponding EUBP press release [...]

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

2019-06-27T14:11:54+01:0027 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+01:0031 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 [...]

Belgium

2019-03-25T11:06:44+01:0011 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inhabitants: 11,3 mio Area: 30,528 km2 NATIONAL WASTE SYSTEM - GENERAL LEGISLATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE Authorities for waste management and organic waste management (if different), and key contacts: Belgium is divided in three autonomous regions: Flanders (FLA), Wallonia (WAL) and Brussels (BRU). As waste management is a regional authority, each of these regions have their own [...]

Finland

2019-03-25T11:06:10+01:0010 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inhabitants: 5,5 mio Area: 338,424 km2 NATIONAL WASTE SYSTEM - GENERAL LEGISLATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE Authorities for waste management and organic waste management (if different), and key contacts: Ministry of the Environment (YM) Environmental Protection Department/Sustainable Materials Economy Ari Seppänen, Counsellor, e-mail: ari.seppanen@ym.fi, phone: +358 295 250 266 Finnish association for biological waste treatment: http://www.biolaitosyhdistys.fi/ Speaker Christoph [...]

France

2019-03-25T11:05:47+01:009 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inhabitants: 67,0 mio Area: 643.801 km2 NATIONAL WASTE SYSTEM - GENERAL LEGISLATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE Authorities for waste management and organic waste management (if different), and key contacts: The Policy maker is The Ministry of Environment. Waste management is shared between municipalities and private companies (like Suez or Veolia for instance). For those, the local Mayor [...]

Germany

2019-03-25T11:05:10+01:008 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inhabitants: 82,2 mio Area: 357,376 km2 NATIONAL WASTE SYSTEM - GENERAL LEGISLATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE Authorities for waste management and organic waste management (if different), and key contacts: German Federal Environmental Protection Agency (Umweltbundesamt) and German Federal Ministry for the Environment (Bundesumweltministerium) Group of organic waste management in the Bundesumweltministerium Dr. Claus-Gerhard Bergs, Referat WA III [...]

Italy

2019-03-25T11:04:26+01:007 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

(Update pending) Inhabitants: 60,6 mio Area: 301,338 km2 NATIONAL WASTE SYSTEM - GENERAL LEGISLATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE Authorities for waste management and organic waste management (if different), and key contacts: CIC – Consorzio Italiano Compostatori Share of organic waste collected separately (latest available figures): In 2010, about 38 % of household waste was separately collected [...]