10th International Conference on Bio-bases Marerials – Köln, Germany- May 10-11, 2017
Bags represent two third of the market for biodegradable plastics in the EU amounting to 100,000 tons per annum in total.
Member states can go beyond and use various additional instruments including bans. Next revision of PPWD will most likely push plastic recycling quota to 60% which is deemed the upper limit.
Italy and more recently France banned ultra- thin fossil plastic bags and mandated the use of partly bio-based compostable bags instead. Italy combined it with waste goals, improved separation and higher quality compost. This is a strong logical driver that should be understood by all member states.
The separate bio-waste collection scheme of the EC circular economy package is heading in the right direction but some member states have a long way to go to implement it.
- What are Bioplastics and Biopolymers?
- Bioplastics Brands
- Bioplastics Awards
- What is the Difference Between Biodegradable, Compostable and OXO Degradable?
- The History and Most Important Innovations of Bioplastics
- What are Drop-In Bioplastics?
- History of Cellophane
- The History of Elephant Grass Bioplastics
- Bioplastics Companies
- Top Bioplastics Producers
- Polylactic acid or polylactide (PLA)
- What is Bio-BDO?
- McDonalds and the Polystyrene Connections
- The Future of Polystyrene
- Bioplastic Feedstock 1st, 2nd and 3rd Generations
- Palm Oil and The Bioplastics Industry