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21 Jan, 2020

Germany backs €3.6bn plan to support bioeconomy and bio-based products

By |2020-01-21T09:46:12+00:00January 21st, 2020|News from the web|Comments Off on Germany backs €3.6bn plan to support bioeconomy and bio-based products

“While we need to import fossil raw materials, renewables just grow around the corner in our meadows, fields and forests.” The German government has set out plans to accelerate its low-carbon transition by investing €3.6 billion in projects that help to strengthen its bioeconomy and create a market for bio-based products. The Ministry [...]

20 Jan, 2020

TIPA CEO to talk at Davos 2020

By |2020-01-20T11:06:42+00:00January 20th, 2020|News from the web|Comments Off on TIPA CEO to talk at Davos 2020

The World Economic Forum will be attended by speakers such as Greta Thunberg, Donald Trump and Angela Merkle in a bid to shape global agendas and work towards a cohesive and sustainable 2020. The compostable packaging manufacturer was named as a ‘Technology Pioneer’ by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in 2019. Nissenbaum [...]

14 Jan, 2020

January 2019 NNFCC Biobased Products News Review

By |2020-01-14T12:04:06+00:00January 14th, 2020|News from the web|Comments Off on January 2019 NNFCC Biobased Products News Review

We hope you’ve all had a lovely break over the Christmas holidays and New Year – meanwhile the bioeconomy has remained busy! The plans for a European Green Deal have been unveiled, promising to develop a regulatory framework for biodegradable and biobased plastics, among other initiatives. It also includes a legally binding [...]

3 Jan, 2020

The plastic polluters won 2019 – and we’re running out of time to stop them

By |2020-01-03T10:23:54+00:00January 3rd, 2020|News from the web|Comments Off on The plastic polluters won 2019 – and we’re running out of time to stop them

The beach at Muncar on the island of Java was revolting. The 400-yard wide, mile-long stretch of sand was feet deep in foul-smelling sauce sachets, shopping bags, nappies, bottles and bags, plastic clothes and detergent bottles. Bulldozers had cleared away and buried some of the huge mat of plastic and sand two [...]

17 Dec, 2019

Bioplastics to play a crucial role in making European Green Deal become reality

By |2019-12-18T10:11:50+00:00December 17th, 2019|News from the web|Comments Off on Bioplastics to play a crucial role in making European Green Deal become reality

European Bioplastics (EUBP), the association representing the interests of the bioplastics industry, has welcomed the communication regarding the European Green Deal, which was recently published by the EU Commission. The Green Deal concept includes a set of specific measures and initiatives that are designed to guide the implementation process, and amongst other [...]

13 Dec, 2019

The great recycling con

By |2019-12-13T10:16:32+00:00December 13th, 2019|News from the web|Comments Off on The great recycling con

In the Video Op-Ed above, we debunk a recycling myth that has lulled us into guilt-free consumption for decades. This holiday season, the United States Postal Service expects to ship almost one billion packages — cardboard boxes full of electronics and fabric and plastic galore. And the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that [...]

29 Nov, 2019

Achieving the compostable

By |2019-11-29T14:15:57+00:00November 29th, 2019|News from the web|Comments Off on Achieving the compostable

We need to include compostable packaging in the definition of biowaste. Consumer awareness and concern about mounting waste and its detrimental impact on the planet has never been higher. But with education comes action, and the global rejection of plastic on both consumer and corporate levels has enabled innovation to find an [...]

26 Nov, 2019

UK political parties ramp up focus on climate change and single-use plastics in their manifestos

By |2019-11-26T09:48:26+00:00November 26th, 2019|News from the web|Comments Off on UK political parties ramp up focus on climate change and single-use plastics in their manifestos

“Climate change is now acting as a locomotive pulling a train load of other environmental issues further up the political agenda particularly among highly connected millennials.” All the UK’s main political parties have focused on the issues of tackling climate change and single-use plastics in their manifestos. Last week, the Labour Party [...]

21 Nov, 2019

Parkside partners with French firm Stratus

By |2019-11-21T13:24:40+00:00November 21st, 2019|News from the web|Comments Off on Parkside partners with French firm Stratus

The agreement will allow Stratus Packaging to work with Parkside on all small runs of compostable packaging and become the sole manufacturer and distributor of Parkside products in France and Switzerland. Stratus Packaging is a European leader in the manufacture and distribution of packaging solutions (adhesive labels, labels for IML, Sleeve) and [...]

11 Nov, 2019

‘More awareness needed’ over plastics in compost

By |2019-11-11T13:46:21+00:00November 11th, 2019|News from the web|Comments Off on ‘More awareness needed’ over plastics in compost

Organics recyclers are calling for more to be done to improve the quality of green waste feedstock collected at the kerbside. The call to action this week (November 5) comes in the wake of the Environment Agency launching a consultation on plans to crack down on plastic contamination in compost through the [...]