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European Bioplastics

BIOPLASTICS
Consumer awareness advancing significantly / Global revenues could grow by more than 5% over next three years / US Plastics Industry Association report
04.06.2018
BIOPLASTICS
Global production forecast to grow by 20% to 2022 / Transition to circular economy drives demand / Brand owners increasing usage of bio-based materials / Study by EUBP and nova-Institut
21.02.2018
AGRICULTURAL FILMS
Use of plastics in agriculture increasing worldwide / Reaction to shortage of land area and water / Biodegradable mulch films included in EU fertilisers regulation for first time / Biopolymers and recycling associations have conflicting opinions
06.11.2017
API
Biodegradable bioplastics for single-serve coffee capsules launched
02.11.2017
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
Call for separate recycling stream for biodegradable plastics / More investment in infrastructure needed in Europe
17.10.2017
ASSOCIATIONS
European Bioplastics: François de Bie remains chairman of the board
27.06.2017
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
EU commission presents its “Plastics Strategy” roadmap / Adoption this year / European Parliament opts for stricter waste legislation / 80% of packaging waste to be recycled by 2030
20.03.2017
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
EP Environment Committee targets 80% packaging waste recycling / EU Commission's original goals revived
02.02.2017
BIOPLASTICS
Rapid growth of novel bioplastics forecast / Share of global plastics market to remain very small / Asia's stake to rise as Europe and North America recede / New studies by IfBB and European Bioplastics
13.12.2016
CIRCULAR ECONOMY
European Parliament seeks more ambitious targets for waste sorting and recycling / Bioplastics producers pleased with proposals
13.06.2016
FRANCE
Plastic bag ban delayed to 1 July / Authorities promote use of bio-based plastic carrier bags / “ORPlast” circular economy initiative calls for higher recyclate usage / Pressure to lift recycling rates in E&E and packaging segments
15.02.2016
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
New study points to ways of “triggering a revolution” in the plastics industrial ecosystem / Strategies for improving material flow, recycling and reuse / Part of “Project Mainstream” / Release at WEF in Davos
09.02.2016
CIRCULAR ECONOMY
Plastics organisations critical of EU's revised proposals / Waste reduction targets seen as insufficient / Landfilling will still be allowed / Recyclers call new package “light” version
07.12.2015
BIOPLASTICS
Global growth rates remain high / Degradable and bio-based polymers still niche materials / Market dominated by drop-in applications / Europe is leading production region / 5m t of bio-PET for bottles by 2018
23.10.2015
ASSOCIATIONS
European bioplastics organisations establish Bioplastics Organisations Network Europe / New lobby group under European Bioplastics umbrella
01.09.2015
FRANCE
National Assembly passes energy transition bill / Ban on plastic single-use carrier bags and tableware / Legislation also promotes building insulation / Plastics industry critical
04.08.2015
PLASTICS AND RECYCLING
EU Parliament plenary session approves circular economy resolution / Binding rules for waste disposal and recycling / Bioplastics producers welcome package design proposal
17.07.2015
BIOPLASTICS
Global market expected to reach 6.7m t by 2018 / Growth driven by biobased, non-biodegradable plastics / Asian market share rising / New study by European Bioplastics
15.12.2014
PLASTIC CARRIER BAGS
Follow-up: European Bioplastics and Assobioplastiche welcome European Council's amendment to Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive
27.11.2014
EVENTS
“9th European Bioplastics Conference” to be held in Brussels in December
24.09.2014
CARRIER BAGS
European parliament approves legislation on lightweight carrier bags / Latest legal hurdle mounted / Decision welcomed by European Bioplastics and Novamont
17.04.2014
PLASTIC BAGS
European parliament's Environment Committee signs off on draft rules to reduce plastic bag consumption by 80% by 2019 / Recommends replacing traditional bags with biodegradable and compostable ones
13.03.2014
PLASTIC BAGS
Follow-up: Industry associations criticise a "short-sighted" EC proposal / Allowance of individual regulations goes against a united European market
08.11.2013
EVENTS
“8th European Bioplastics Conference” to be held in Berlin in December
04.04.2013
BIOPLASTICS
EC's industrial policy favours bio-economy / Increasingly dynamic market / Largest global capacity in Asia and South America / Bio-PET drives development / Soft drink producers at the forefront of innovation
22.11.2012
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