Further research is needed into biodegradability standards before biodegradable bags can be made exempt from the English carrier bag charge, according to a Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) review.
On 2 December 2015, the European Commission (EC) published the long awaited new Circular Economy Proposal. European Bioplastics (EUBP) welcomes the EC’s proposal and is looking forward to contributing to the debate on how renewable and biodegradable materials can best fit into this vision. “The proposal is an important step towards closing the [...]
Two scientists from Colorado State University have managed to invent the world’s first biopolymer that can be fully converted back to its original Gamma-butyroalctone monomer without leaving behind any waste, thus making it fully re-usable. Eugene Chen and his partner Miao Hong have been experimenting in finding a way of converting back GBL polymer [...]
A team of researchers, including biologists from the University of York, are a step closer to producing a biodegradable lubricant made from a new type of oilseed rape. The new crop could have huge implications for the global lubricant market – it is estimated that half of all lubricants sold world-wide end up [...]
The European Commission this week released details of its long awaited Circular Economy Package, following a year of redevelopment.
Two years after the first market study in bio-based polymers, German’s Nova Institute release the third edition including market study’s range and bio-based building blocks as precursors of bio-based polymers. The report shows that although the lower prices of oils the demand for bio-polymers increases. Highlights: Production capacity will triple from 5.7 [...]