Monthly Archives: June 2018

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14 Jun, 2018

BBIA clarifies role of compostable packaging in the circular economy

By | June 14th, 2018|Our news|0 Comments

The BBIA has published a document aiming to clarify the role of biodegradable packaging in the circular economy and clear up persisting myths around biodegradable bioplastics. The document defines biodegradable as 'materials which are certified to biodegrade in a certain time and place', including soil and composting. They are not designed to biodegrade by the [...]

11 Jun, 2018

BBIA, European Bioplastics and the USA Bioplastics Institute respond to misconceptions in National Geographic article on plastic waste

By | June 11th, 2018|Our news|0 Comments

The BBIA has penned a joint letter with European Bioplastics and the USA Bioplastics Institute in response to an article published in National Geographic. The article plays on a series of misconception regarding bioplastics and the meaning of 'biodegradable', and our letter seeks to refute these and clear up the confusion. We remind that our members [...]

7 Jun, 2018

Plastic pollution on the agenda for World Environment Day

By | June 7th, 2018|News from the web|0 Comments

In the end, this World Environment Day was so much more than we could have imagined. We had an astonishing announcement from the Government of India, a record-breaking number of registered events around the world, and a social media game that broke every expectation. Our site nearly crashed a couple of times because of all the traffic, but [...]

5 Jun, 2018

Chile to become first South American country to ban plastic bags

By | June 5th, 2018|News from the web|0 Comments

Chile is set to become the first South American country to ban plastic bags. Politicians in the country's House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to pass a law that would come into force in a year’s time for retailers and in two years’ time for smaller businesses. In total 134 voted in favour and there was one abstention. Read [...]

1 Jun, 2018

Plastic-free sandwich packaging unveiled by RAP

By | June 1st, 2018|News from the web|0 Comments

Wilmbledon-based sandwich packaging supplier RAP has launched two plastic-free sandwich wedges. Freshpak is a folding box carton, which RAP said has been made of 'fully sustainable' boards and cullulose film, both of which are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). AgriRap, meanwhile, [...]