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In a new position paper, FKuR Kunststoff GmbH offers its viewpoint on the use of biobased and biodegradable plastics, and their contribution to a circular economy. Read more

Biome Bioplastics and Futamura have formed a partnership to demonstrate a range of bio-based and compostable multilayer films. Read more

Arla Oy is set to be the first company in Finland to use renewable wood-based bioplastics in gable-top paperboards for milk, yoghurt and cooking products. The tall oil-based raw material used for the cartons was developed by Finnish company UPM. Read more

“Biomass is the key ingredient that a plastics circular economy must rely on.” Tim Sykes reports on a European Bioplastics conference that was preoccupied with issues around end of life. Read more

The European Bioplastics Conference takes place next week in Berlin. Ahead of the annual, industry-defining summit, Tim Sykes caught up with Hasso von Pogrell to discuss the latest advances in bio-based polymers and their growing impact on packaging Read more

Plastics derived from renewable biomass such as PBC are rising to the sustainability challenge - write Fabien Resweber (PTTMCC Biochem) and Lawrence Theunissen (Reverdia) Read more

Two biopolymer scientists talk about creating a plastic substitute Read more

Libby White asks Clark Ensminger, Market Development Manager, Cosmetic Packaging, Eastman Chemical Company, how collaboration and packaging design leveraging on the capabilities of new materials results in a more sustainable solution. Read more

Eastman is proud to have collaborated with cosmetics house Groupe Rocher on the design of a new “ecodesign compact” concept made entirely of Eastman materials. Read more

The European Parliament has approved its report on the draft directive on marine pollution and single-use plastics.  The announcement draws mixed reactions from industry associations and consumer bodies. Read more

Novamont has announced the opening of a revamped Mater–Biopolymer plant south of Rome, significantly boosting production capacity from 120,000 tons per year to 150,000. Read more

The European Commission recently delivered its review of the 2012 European Bioeconomy Strategy. The strategy is a step forward towards ensuring that fossil resources are replaced by sustainable natural alternatives. Read more

The Co-op and Novamont have announced a collaboration aimed at supplying the British retailer with a new kind of compostable carrier bag, as an alternative to traditional non-biodegradable and non-compostable plastic bag. Read more

During her talk at Fachpack's Forum PackBox, XbeyondS's Nina Saller presented an overview of material trends and innovative packaging designs. Read more

The big reveal continues with the 5th of 6 categories in the Sustainability Awards 2018. Here we announce the judges' top four entries that have developed or applied bio-materials with significant positive impact on the environment. Read more

The Packaging, Transport and Logistics Research Center (ITENE) will extend its strategy to promote the transition to a circular economy in Europe with a new project called SCALIBUR. Read more

One year ago, Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) and Coca-Cola GB (CCGB) presented their Sustainable Packaging Strategy. Elisabeth Skoda finds out from CCEP’s Head of Sustainability, Nick Brown, if the company is on track. Read more

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Increasing urbanization, smaller household sizes and an ageing population are fundamentally changing the expectations for food and pharmaceutical packaging. Read more

UNITED CAPS and Braskem have announced that they have collaborated to deliver to the market greener bio-sourced plastic caps and closures made from sugar cane as an addition to the UNITED CAPS product portfolio. Read more

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Researchers at ETH Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) succeeded in an interdisciplinary study to demonstrate that soil microorganisms metabolically utilised the carbon in the PBAT polymer Read more

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