Posts including "waste management":

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 [...]

FEAD position ignores role of compostable plastics in achieving circular economy

2019-09-26T18:35:08+01:0013 September 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 13 September 2019 – Regarding FEAD’s (European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services) latest position paper “Biodegradable and Bio-Based Plastics”, European Bioplastics (EUBP) believes that FEAD displays an incomplete perception on how a circular economy can be achieved. Unfortunately, the association exclusively focuses on mechanical recycling while at the same time refusing [...]

Member portrait: Prodplast Group

2019-07-29T12:34:29+01:0029 July 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Mr Tudor Georgescu, CEO at Prodplast In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present five facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Mr Tudor Georgescu, CEO at Prodplast, shares some information on the group of companies specialised in the manufacturing and development of biodegradable and compostable films, carrier bags, [...]

News in brief: June 2019

2019-06-27T14:01:37+01:0027 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+01:0027 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+01:0027 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 [...]

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 [...]

University of Plymouth study misleads on value of biodegradable and compostable plastics

2019-07-12T12:21:19+01:0030 April 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The study Environmental deterioration of biodegradable, oxo-biodegradable, compostable, and conventional plastic carrier bags in the sea, soil, and open-air over a 3-year period carried out by Imogen E. Napper and Richard C. Thompson of the University of Plymouth, whose results were announced yesterday, intends to provide insights into the ‘environmental deterioration’ of plastic carrier bags [...]