Tag Archives: biodegradable


EUROPEN questions feasibility of biobased packaging

3 Sep 2015

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The packaging supply chain in Europe welcomes the adoption by the European Parliament of the Resolution on resource efficiency: moving towards a circular economy.
In particular, view EUROPEN supports the Parliament?s resounding call to strengthen the EU regulatory framework for EPR schemes by introducing EU binding minimum requirements to ensure transparency and cost effectiveness of [...]


Lightweight plastic bags part of the solution, not the problem

10 Mar 2014

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With the participation of industry experts, advice look EU policy makers and NGOs, the European Bioplastics high level panel debate on ?A future for lightweight plastic bags in Europe?? reaffirmed that the characteristics and dual use of biodegradable plastic bags makes them a key contributor to enhanced resource efficiency and reduced littering in [...]


Local tea – in the UK?

10 Feb 2014


A curious display of ‘locally produced tea’ has appeared in Co-op shops throughout the UK.  It comes in recycled biodegradable cardboard packaging – which may well be local – but has the UK started to produce tea?


Yparex production transferred

17 Sep 2013


The Dutch Resin Technology acquired Yparex from DSM Engineering Plastics in 2011 and has since completed the transition of Yparex production to its compounding plant.
Yparex offers a range of extrudable tie-layer resins for a variety of high-tech applications. After the acquisition, hospital help Resin invested in a new ISO 9001 and GMP certified [...]


Biodegradable bottle developed for pharmacy products

17 Sep 2013

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A Spanish plastics institution claims to have developed the first totally biodegradable bottle for drugstore and healthcare products. The project has developed biodegradable packaging with capacity between 150 and 500 ml intended to contain drugstore and pharmacy products such as gels, shampoos, creams and mouthwashes.
They claim that the product could also be used in the [...]


Recycling law in Poland may prove difficult to understand

24 May 2013


A law was passed at the beginning of last year in Poland which will enter into force on 1 July 2013 which will mean that local authorities will have to segregate waste according to the following : paper, click check metal, tadalafil plastic, search glass and multi material waste as well [...]

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