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Scotland’s ban on single use plastics

Scotland’s ban on single use plastics

From 1 June 2022, it will be unlawful to manufacture or supply some single use plastic items in the course of business. We take a further look at what this means. Following ...
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A complete elimination of single use plastics in India from 2022

A complete elimination of single use plastics in India from 2022

After phasing out super thin single use plastics from October 1, the government of India is now working on strategies to eliminate ‘one-time use plastics’ entirely from the system. The government has ...
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Disappearing plastic bags: Vancouver to join other B.C. cities banning them in 2022

Disappearing plastic bags: Vancouver to join other B.C. cities banning them in 2022

Vancouver is set to ban single-use plastic bags starting in 2022 and join nine other cities in B.C. with similar bans Shoppers will have no choice but to change their behaviour in ...
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Lotte to develop seawater-degradable PHA-material

Lotte to develop seawater-degradable PHA-material

Lotte Chemical aims to complete the development of petrochemical-based PHA production technology and commercialize it by 2023.  South Korea’s Lotte Chemical Corp. (Seoul) plans to develop a decomposable bioplastic material in seawater ...
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South Korea annouced a detailed plan to reduce plastic waste and increase the use of bioplastics by 2050

South Korea annouced a detailed plan to reduce plastic waste and increase the use of bioplastics by 2050

South Korea’s The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and the Ministry of Environment announced a plan on Dec. 30 to increase the use of mixed plastics and bioplastics and reduce the ...
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Global bioplastics production will more than triple within the next five years

Global bioplastics production will more than triple within the next five years

At the 16th EUBP Conference, taking place on 30 November and 1 December in Berlin, European Bioplastics presented a very positive outlook for the global bioplastics industry. Production is set to more ...
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European bioeconomy robust as bio-based industry turnover jumps to 780 billion EUR

European bioeconomy robust as bio-based industry turnover jumps to 780 billion EUR

The bio-based industries continue their ascent marking a total contribution of 780 billion EUR, a notable increase of 30 billion EUR (+ 4%) compared to 2017. This represents a more than 20% ...
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United Nations recommends bioplastics as sustainable alternative to conventional plastics

United Nations recommends bioplastics as sustainable alternative to conventional plastics

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) published a report assessing the sustainability of agricultural plastic products[1] recommending the replacement of non-biodegradable, conventional polymers with biodegradable, bio-based polymers. “We ...
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