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