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NNFCC News Review: Biobased Products Issue 141, December 2023

Category: biobased
Published: 07/12/2023
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the biobased products sector.

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The generation of almost 190kg a year of packaging waste per European has prompted efforts to address the environmental impact of packaging materials. In November, the European Parliament took a significant step by adopting new rules to reduce, reuse and recycle packaging. Whilst setting overall packaging reduction targets and voting for measures such as restricting plastic packaging and banning the use of ‘forever chemicals’ in cosmetics and personal care packaging, the Parliament's decision left some stakeholders, namely European Bioplastics (EUBP), disappointed as “the role of biobased plastics in achieving the targets of recycled content was not supported”. Yet, EUBP commended the European Parliament for recognising the role of compostable plastics in achieving packaging waste prevention and reaching recycling targets.

Compostable packaging (certified according to the European standard EN 13432 or similar international standard), when handled properly, is one approach to enable the clean return of biogenic resources back to the earth and address some of the soil contamination challenges posed by durable packaging...

Other News this Month Includes:    


  • EUBP urges legislators to acknowledge the significance of compostable coffee capsules in the PPWR
  • European Bioplastics responds to European Parliament's vote on Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation proposal


  • Circa Group and Thai National PowerSupply sign MoU to evaluate green solvent plant
  • Lummus and Citroniq unveil licensing and engineering agreements for green polypropylene plants
  • More...

Research & Development

  • Compostable Coffee capsules from Ingeo: top sustainability score in Wageningen University study
  • KAFFAGE®: latest in vivo findings show Kaffe Bueno is active for makeup skinification


  • BASF unveils BVERDE GP 790 L, a new readily biodegradable anti-redeposition polymer
  • Recent advancements in bio-based polyamide production


  • AkzoNobel develops first bio-based interior coating for Kia Motors using rapeseed and pine rosin
  • Braskem and Oxiteno form partnership for supplying bio-attributed ethylene
  • More...

Consumer Products

  • Santini incorporates biobased Polartec® Power Shield® technology into Adapt Multi Jacket
  • UPM and VAUDE unveil pioneering wood-based polyester fleece jacket
  • More... 


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