Monthly Archives: March 2019

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29 Mar, 2019

Opinion: Why we need an international agreement on marine plastic pollution

By |2019-05-08T10:01:16+00:00March 29th, 2019|News from the web|0 Comments

Plastic pollution is strewn across beaches and in oceans, bays, and estuaries. Tiny particles of plastic debris (often called microplastics) are so pervasive in aquatic ecosystems that we find them in seafood and table salt. Marine organisms ingest or are entangled by plastic, sometimes with fatal consequences. Research suggests plastic pollution may impact biodiversity, [...]

28 Mar, 2019

European Parliament adopts new rules on single-use plastics

By |2019-03-28T10:22:20+00:00March 28th, 2019|Our news|0 Comments

The European Parliament has agreed on ambitious measures proposed by the European Commission to tackle marine litter coming from the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on European beaches, as well as abandoned fishing gear and oxo-degradable plastics. Announced on 27 March 2019, the new rules on single-use plastics and fishing gear are part [...]

19 Mar, 2019

Postdoctoral research opportunity in Luxembourg

By |2019-03-19T11:16:05+00:00March 19th, 2019|Our news|0 Comments

Applications are open for a postdoctoral research project at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) on biobased polymers and materials, as part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), a funding scheme from the European Commission to finance postdoctoral research projects. The project will take place in the 'Materials Research and Technology' (MRT) department of [...]

12 Mar, 2019

BioBase4SME Innovation Biocamp 2019 applications deadline approaches

By |2019-03-12T11:21:58+00:00March 12th, 2019|Our news|0 Comments

The application deadline for BioVale's Innovation Biocamp for start-up bio-based businesses is approaching, with prospective participants having until 18 March 2019 to register for the event. The Biocamp, part of BioVale's BioBase4SME project, will take place in Bovendonk, the Netherlands, across 5-10 May 2019 and will provide small businesses working in the bioeconomy with specialist training fully [...]

4 Mar, 2019

BBIA is hiring for EU-funded project on Usable Packaging

By |2019-03-04T12:46:00+00:00March 4th, 2019|Our news|0 Comments

BBIA is looking to hire an individual to help undertake tasks related to an EU-funded project known as Usable Packaging. The project, which begins in June 2019 and ends in June 2022, will investigate and research the possibility of obtaining novel products and chemicals from bio-based waste resources originating in the food industry, including those [...]

4 Mar, 2019

California proposes phaseout of single-use plastics by 2030

By |2019-05-08T10:01:16+00:00March 4th, 2019|News from the web|0 Comments

California has already placed curbs on plastic items such as straws and bags — and this week legislation was introduced to phase out single-use plastic food containers and other packaging that isn't recyclable or compostable. The proposed measure also would apply to polystyrene foam containers used for takeout meals, as well as plastic detergent [...]