Monthly Archives: January 2016

27 Jan, 2016

European Commission recommends mandatory source segregated collection of biowaste

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A report covering the European Commission's DG Environment's assessment of separate collection schemes in the 28 capitals of the EU, has recommended, among other measures, obligatory source segregated collection of biowaste. The study was led by the Copenhagen Resource Institute and German consultancy BiPRO and assessed the legislation and practice of separate collection systems for waste across the [...]

21 Jan, 2016

France confirms new laws on plastic bags and plastic tableware

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Source translated from Germany Trade & Invest (13 Jan 2016) As part of the recently adopted law on energy transition and green growth, the French government will be implementing new environmental policies, including a ban on single-use plastic bags. The initial plan was to ban single-use checkout bags from French supermarkets by [...]

20 Jan, 2016

Facility advancing 100 per cent bio-based PET

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American biochemical producer Anellotech has finished construction on a fully-integrated development and testing facility to produce 100 per cent bio-based plastic drinks bottles for beverage company Suntory Holdings Ltd. The TCat-8 facility, designed by the sustainable technology company Anellotech and its partner IFP Energies Nouvelles (IFPEN), is a result of the partnership with [...]

20 Jan, 2016

New plastics economy could revolutionise industry

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Applying circular economy principles to global plastic packaging flows could ‘transform’ the plastics economy and ‘drastically reduce negative externalities’ such as leakage into oceans, according to a report by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF). The 118-page report, ‘The New Plastics Economy: Rethinking the future of plastics’, uses analytical support from [...]

6 Jan, 2016

French biotech company Global Bioenergies widens cooperation with Audi

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Global Bioenergies, French biotech company that is developing a process to convert renewable resources into hydrocarbons through fermentation, and Audi announce the signature of a new collaboration agreement to further broaden the feedstock flexibility of Global Bioenergies’ Isobutene process. The two companies recently announced the delivery by Global Bioenergies to Audi of a [...]