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

2021-03-31T10:07:38+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 [...]

The role of compostable plastics within the circular economy

2021-03-17T13:40:37+01:0017 March 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On 3 March 2021, the EUBP webinar “Organic recycling within the circular economy: the role of compostable plastics” explored the contribution of biodegradable and compostable plastics to help the EU to meet its organic waste recovery targets by the end of 2023. In order to establish a truly circular economy, the EU needs to capture this untapped potential by collecting and organically recycling this waste into high value compost for soil enrichment.   In her welcome statement, our host MEP [...]

EU Commission report confirms role of biodegradable plastics within a circular economy

2020-12-18T16:11:38+01:0018 December 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This year has already seen quite an impressive number of studies, reports, and additional publications related to bioplastics that were published by the European Commission (EC). Most of them contribute to the development of a framework for bioplastics included in the EC’s Circular Economy Action Plan. For the bioplastics industry, a clear framework is [...]

Commission’s SAM report confirms role of biodegradable plastics within a circular economy

2021-03-29T14:45:06+02:0017 December 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 17 December 2020 – This week the European Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM) published a report, entitled “Biodegradability of plastics in the open environment”. The report identifies applications of biodegradable polymers which contribute towards achieving a circular economy and tackle the challenge of managing the EU’s waste.  “We are pleased to see that [...]

Essential Requirements for Packaging should consider benefits of bioplastics

2020-08-31T16:36:38+02:0031 August 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The European Commission (EC) is currently revising the Essential Requirements for Packaging as part of the amendment of the EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD). They relate to the manufacturing and composition of packaging, its reusable and recoverable nature as well as to the minimization of hazardous materials. These requirements, and the associated [...]

Biowaste management remains untapped potential for the European Union

2020-07-01T09:47:46+02:0030 June 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A report recently published by the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) and Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) shows that with only 16% of the biowaste potential being used, the biowaste management still remains an untapped potential for the European Union to further transition to a Circular Economy. Both organizations jointly produced a first-of-its-kind report estimating the [...]

Member portrait: HAJDÚFÖLD-AGRÁRGAZDASÁG Ltd.

2020-07-06T13:31:17+02:0030 June 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

Istvan Somogyi, Director, HAJDÚFÖLD-AGRÁRGAZDASÁG Ltd. In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present four facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Istvan Somogyi, Director of HAJDÚFÖLD-AGRÁRGAZDASÁG Ltd., shares some interesting insights on his company.  5 facts about HAJDÚFÖLD-AGRÁRGAZDASÁG Ltd., Hungary  Our company is a Hungarian agricultural company with a history of more than 50 years. As a result of the [...]

Study by Wageningen University shows compostable plastics break down in less than 22 days in real life industrial composting

2020-03-24T15:42:58+01:0024 March 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A recent study by Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Netherlands, analysed the fate of compostable packaging products in a Dutch full-scale industrial organic waste treatment facility. The independent research results confirm what producers of biodegradable and compostable plastics have been saying for a long time. The different tested EN13432 certified products broke down within [...]

UK: WRAP published new guidelines for use of compostable plastic packaging

2020-03-31T11:01:59+02:0024 March 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

WRAP, a not for profit organisation, which leads the UK Plastics Pact, has recently published a new guidance to help businesses make informed choices when considering the use of compostable packaging. The document clarifies what compostable plastics packaging is, outlines current waste management practices and identifies key applications and opportunities within the existing infrastructure. [...]

Compostable plastics break down in less than 22 days in real life industrial composting

2020-03-13T10:07:33+01:0019 February 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 20 February 2020 – A recent study by Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Netherlands, analysed the fate of compostable packaging products in a full- scale industrial organic waste treatment facility. The results show that the tested EN13432 certified products break down within a maximum of 22 days. The project was commissioned by the [...]

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