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News in brief: September 2021

2021-09-30T13:22:25+02:0030 September 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Promising interim results of field test with compostable plastic bags in supermarkets  Since mid-March 2021, in the German city of Straubingen, supermarkets of the EDEKA and REWE company participate in a field test with compostable vegetable and fruit bags. Recently, first very positive interim results of a consumer survey and a compost analysis have been published. According to the survey, consumers showed a very high level of acceptance for the use of compostable [...]

Single Use Plastics and Compostable Biopolymers – The India Story

2021-09-01T12:54:19+02:0031 August 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Vikram Bhanushali, President of the Indian Compostable Polymer Association (ICPA) Read in the following a guest article by Vikram Bhanushali, President of our partner association, the Indian Compostable Polymer Association (ICPA).  India’s single use plastics (SUP) packaging growth is on an exponential trajectory. Reports estimate the packaging consumption in India has doubled in the past [...]

Johnny Cash would have used compostable liner bags too – a composting story from Nashville, Tennessee

2021-08-31T15:38:24+02:0031 August 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Earth mover working on pile of compost in industrial facility Nashville, Tennessee, USA has not only been home of one of the world’s greatest singers, Mr. Johnny Cash, but also home of a pioneer of organic recycling in the area. In 2011, Edward Wansing launched The Compost Company (TCC) in Ashland City, [...]

News in brief: July/August 2021

2021-08-31T15:35:28+02:0031 August 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

European Bioplastics joins “BioPlastik” network  European Bioplastics joined the German specialized network “BioPlastik” that aims at promoting bioplastics. By joining forces in projects around innovative, bio-based, biodegradable, and affordable biopolymers, the network members seek to facilitate bioplastics’ access to the mass market.  Find out more.  Bioplastics Week 2021  The Plastics Industry Association’s Bioplastics Division will host the seventh-annual Bioplastics Week (BPW) from 13-17 September, 2021. BPW is a social media campaign created to increase the visibility for bioplastics by driving digital conversations via [...]

Chemical recycling – snapshot of a technology everybody talks about

2021-06-28T11:31:47+02:0028 June 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Chemical recycling has gained increased attention as a promising recovery technology, especially for post-consumer plastic waste. It is seen as a complementary solution to mechanical recycling, being better suited for difficult to recycle plastics like multi-layer solutions or heavily contaminated plastics. Yet, its availability at commercial scale is currently still limited, and a legislative framework at European [...]

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. [...]

News from the members: June 2021

2021-06-28T11:30:46+02:0028 June 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

EarthFirst Films by PSI produces first PHA home compostable packaging film  EarthFirst Films by PSI, a global bioplastic film technology and manufacturing company, announced in an 18 May statement the successful completion of the first commercial run of PHA - polyhydroxyalkanoate - home compostable packaging film. Although the PHA materials have been certified, the film will go through [...]

News in brief: May 2021

2021-05-31T15:35:46+02:0031 May 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Everything you need to know about the UK’s incoming Plastic Packaging Tax From April 2022, a new tax on plastic packaging will be in place in the UK. Which products will be affected, how much is it, what penalties and sanctions are in place if manufacturers don’t comply, and what steps should the industry [...]

Is “bio” the way forward?

2021-04-30T14:12:08+02:0030 April 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Read in the following a guest contribution by BIO-PLASTICS EUROPE (BPE) introducing the European research project coordinated by the Hamburg University of Applied Science. For the EU Horizon 2020-funded project BIO-PLASTICS EUROPE “bio” is indeed the way forward. With 22 partners from 13 countries, the project represents both, the research and the industry sector. [...]

EU research project BIOnTop explores protein coatings to enhance barrier properties of bio-based films

2021-03-31T15:17:28+02:0031 March 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

BIOnTop’s research teams are pursuing various strategies to optimise biopolymers with a specific focus on protein-based coatings. European Bioplastics supports the BIOnTop project as consortium partner.  Most sensitive foods are packaged in multi-layer composite films to ensure sufficient flavour, water vapor, and oxygen barriers to maintain products’ quality and increase its shelf life. However, most of these composite [...]

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