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News in brief: July 2019

2019-07-29T12:36:34+02:0029 July 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) and fifteen industries unite to to set out their joint Vision for Europe’s bioeconomy future – a circular bio-society This Vision  "The circular-bio society in 2050" will establish a sustainable and competitive bio-based industry in the EU enabling a circular bio-society by 2050. In this circular bio-society, informed citizens choose a sustainable way of life, supporting an [...]

14th European Bioplastics Conference: Last chance to participate in the Call for Papers

2019-07-29T12:36:22+02:0029 July 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The planning of the 14th European Bioplastics Conference is in full swing. The Call for Papers to become a speaker has generated a huge amount of interest and many organisations have already submitted their proposals. For those interested in contributing to the conference programme, there is still a chance to participate. The deadline to [...]

World Economic Forum chooses bioplastics as one of the top 10 emerging technologies for 2019

2019-07-29T12:35:59+02:0029 July 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The new report “Top 10 emerging technologies 2019” compiled by the World Economic Forum (WEF) reveals some of the innovations that are expected to impact the global social and economic order. According to WEF, bioplastics made out of cellulose or lignin from plant waste lead the ranking of these breakthrough technologies. “From income inequality to [...]

News in brief: June 2019

2019-06-27T14:01:37+02:0027 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+02:0027 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, [...]

Neste and LyondellBasell announce commercial-scale production of bio-based polypropylene and bio-based low-density polyethylene

2019-06-27T13:59:35+02:0027 June 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Neste, the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel from waste and residues, and LyondellBasell, one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world, have announced the first parallel production of bio-based polypropylene and bio-based low-density polyethylene at a commercial scale. The joint project used Neste’s renewable hydrocarbons derived from sustainable bio-based raw materials, such as waste [...]

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

2019-06-27T14:11:54+02:0027 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+02:0031 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 [...]

News in brief: April 2019

2019-04-30T21:46:36+02:0030 April 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Kartell's modular unit designed by Anna Castelli Ferrieri Kartell presents World’s first furniture made from Bio-on biomaterial at Salone del Mobile 2019 Just a few months into the partnership between the design firm Kartell and Bio-on, the world’s first furniture made from Bio-on’s 100% natural bioplastic was presented at the international trade [...]

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

2019-07-12T12:21:19+02:0030 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 [...]