Posts including "waste":

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 [...]

Member portrait: Normec OWS

2023-01-27T14:37:15+01:0027 January 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In each issue of the European Bioplastics Newsletter, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, Astrid Van Houtte, Marketing & Sales Manager, and Bruno De Wilde, Managing Director Business Development, at Normec OWS share some interesting insights on their company.  5 facts about Normec OWS, Belgium  Since November [...]

Policy News: January 2023

2023-01-27T14:36:58+01:0027 January 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

European Parliament proposes ban on plastic waste exports to developing countries  The European Parliament has given its backing to a new law that would ban exports of plastic waste to non-OECD countries and phase out the export of plastic waste to OECD countries within 4 years. The EU expects this move to boost the [...]

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 [...]

Policy News: December 2022

2022-12-20T15:23:37+01:0020 December 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Intergovernmental committee discusses legally binding instrument on plastic pollution During 28 November to 2 December, the EU and its Member States participated in the first Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) meeting which took place in Punta del Este, Uruguay. The aim of the meeting is the development of an international legally binding instrument on plastic [...]

News in brief: December 2022

2022-12-20T14:53:23+01:0020 December 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Bioplastics have a role in the circular economy At the 17th EUBP conference held last week as a hybrid event in Berlin, a running theme was the proposal for a Regulation on Packaging and Packaging Waste published just days before. Combined with the newly presented EU policy framework on bio-based, biodegradable, and compostable plastics, [...]

Proposed new packaging rules acknowledge environmental and climate benefits of compostable plastic packaging – Commission misses opportunity to fully embrace necessary shift to biobased feedstock

2022-12-02T14:46:53+01:001 December 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Yesterday (30 November), the European Commission adopted the first parts of its long-awaited proposal for the second Circular Economy Package including a policy framework for biobased, biodegradable and compostable plastics as well as a proposal for a new Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR). European Bioplastics (EUBP) welcomes the included new rules on packaging [...]

New EU standard and requirements for home compostable carrier bags

2022-12-01T17:38:49+01:001 December 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Source: Verbund kompostierbare Produkte e.V. A new standard has been published this summer to establish the requirements and specifications for home compostable carrier bags. This should put an end to the debates around home composting, which we all know takes place under less controlled conditions and lower temperatures than industrial composting processes.  [...]

Member portrait: BIOTEC

2022-12-01T17:38:19+01:001 December 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Erik Pras, Global Director Sales & Marketing at BIOTEC In each issue of the European Bioplastics Newsletter, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, Erik Pras, Global Director Sales & Marketing at BIOTEC, shares some interesting insights on his company. 5 facts about: BIOTEC, Germany BIOTEC [...]

Policy News: November 2022

2022-12-01T17:35:45+01:001 December 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

More is needed to embrace the benefits of the bioeconomy On 30 November, the Commission published a proposal for a Regulation on Packaging and Packaging Waste (PPWR) and a Communication for a policy framework for bio-based, biodegradable and compostable plastics. The European Bioeconomy Alliance (EUBA), representing 13 leading European organisations from various sectors active [...]