Monthly Archives: October 2015

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27 Oct, 2015

Firm’s biodegradable claims ‘false’

By | October 27th, 2015|News from the web|0 Comments

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has ruled against an Ohio-based plastics film maker, calling ECM BioFilms’ claims that its product is biodegradable “false and unsubstantiated.” The FTC ruling overturns an administrative law judge’s decision in January that ECM’s MasterBatch Pellets cause plastics to biodegrade and that such claims are supported by evidence, [...]

26 Oct, 2015

Bio-based industry calls for legislative push to develop bio-plastics

By | October 26th, 2015|News from the web|0 Comments

Presenting a study carried out by Centre for Economics & Business Research (CEBR) at the House of Lords, it said the UK has the opportunity to develop a domestic bio-plastics industry able to support 35,000 jobs, produce £1bn in gross employment compensation and generate £2bn of gross value added to the economy, with [...]

26 Oct, 2015

Report calls for Government bioplastics support

By | October 26th, 2015|News from the web|0 Comments

A UK bioplastics sector could add £2 billion to the economy just through packaging with a proper legislative framework, according to a report carried out by Centre of Economics and Business Research (CEBR). The report also claims that a developed domestic bioplastics industry could create 35,000 jobs, generate £1 billion in gross employment [...]

26 Oct, 2015

Study makes the case for UK bio-plastics industry

By | October 26th, 2015|News from the web|0 Comments

The UK has the opportunity to develop a domestic bio-plastics industry able to support 35,000 jobs, produce £1 billion in gross employment compensation and generate £2 billion of gross value added to the economy, according to a report published by the Centre for Economics & Business Research (CEBR). CEBR’S analysis, reported to be [...]

22 Oct, 2015

First study on economic impact of bio-plastics industry to the UK presented by the BBIA at the House of Lords

By | October 22nd, 2015|Our news, Press releases|0 Comments

The analysis produced by CEBR shows that a proper legislative framework would enable the development of a UK bio-plastics sector with 35,000 jobs and £2 billion of gross value added to the economy, considering packaging alone.

16 Oct, 2015

BBIA criticises oxo additives in a discussion with Packaging News

By | October 16th, 2015|Our news|0 Comments

David Newman, President of the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) and Managing Director of BBIA, has said that claims by polyethylene bag manufacturers with oxo additives that they are biodegradable appear to be unsupported by relevant standards.

16 Oct, 2015

European Bioplastics paper addresses ‘oxo-degradable’ marketing

By | October 16th, 2015|Our news|0 Comments

European Bioplastics (EUBP) has released a paper on the use of the term 'oxo-degradable' in the marketing of plastics and other plastics with additives for degradation.

13 Oct, 2015

Greenwashing: misuse of EU composting standard EN 13432

By | October 13th, 2015|News from the web|0 Comments

An increasing malpractice by producers of fragmentation additives for conventional plastics referring to the European standard for industrial composting, EN 13432, when marketing their products, has been noticed by European Bioplastics (EUBP). As is well known, such products do not fulfil the requirements of the EU norm for industrial composting of plastic products. [...]

7 Oct, 2015

BBIA Guidance on the Carrier Bags Charge

By | October 7th, 2015|Our news|0 Comments

Download BBIA Guidance on the Carrier Bags Charge

7 Oct, 2015

25% of Fish Sold at Markets Contain Plastic or Man-Made Debris

By | October 7th, 2015|News from the web|0 Comments

Roughly a quarter of the fish sampled from fish markets in California and Indonesia contained man-made debris—plastic or fibrous material—in their guts, according to a study from the University of California, Davis and Hasanuddin University in Indonesia. The study, published last week in the journal Scientific Reports, is one of the first to [...]