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London-based startup Aeropowder has shown the way by creating Pluumo – a high-performance insulation material, that not only makes better use of surplus feather waste, but also gives a sustainable alternative to packaging materials such as polystyrene. Deliveries are playing an increasingly important role in our society. Packaging must be used to keep goods safe  Continue Reading »

Will compostable bioplastic be part of the EU’s soil strategy?

The soil is an essential starting point for our entire existence. It is the basis for all food chains and for biodiversity on earth. But in the EU alone, 60-70% of the soil is not healthy. Each year, approximately a billion tons of soil is lost due to erosion, resulting in an agricultural production loss  Continue Reading »

Bioplastics recognised by United Nations as a sustainable alternative to conventional plastic

Plastic is everywhere and it has changed our daily life. It is durable and convenient, but unfortunately large amounts end up in the nature which has a significant negative effect on the environment, animals, and human health. Plastic products are also widely used in agriculture as it can improve the efficiency and productivity of food  Continue Reading »

Microplastics are everywhere – but what are the consequences?

Microplastics are increasingly found in the natural world, and while it is not yet certain what the consequence of the tiny pieces of plastic will be, there is no doubt that this is a growing issue. In fact, scientists see microplastics as one of the biggest environmental challenges for both humans and nature[1]. What is  Continue Reading »

Life depends on healthy soil

Experts come with an interesting message about certified compostable waste bags that contradicts previous information! Over the years there has been written much about compostable biobags and doubts were raised about the legitimacy of using biobags for organic waste sorting. Research by the Verbund Kompostierbare Produkte e.V. (The Association for Compostable Products) state that “certified  Continue Reading »

EU report concludes that bioplastics play an important role in circular economy

Plastic has changed our everyday lives and, in many ways, making it more comfortable. Plastic has, however, also created a significant pollution problem for animals, humans and the environment. Everything points towards plastic production will continue to increase. The EU  developed a plastics strategy based on a circular economy’s principles to address limiting, reusing and  Continue Reading »

BioBag Ireland UK is now certified by Cré for use in Irish food waste bins.

BioBag Ireland UK is the first retail range of compostable bags to be certified for use in Irish food waste (brown) bins. Certification is awarded by Cré IRELAND which operates the only Irish scheme providing third party, independent assessment of compostable products in Ireland. Only products like BioBag which have been assessed and certified by  Continue Reading »

Novamont Acquires BioBag and Strengthens its Leadership and Global Presence

The operation creates the most vertically integrated group in the bioplastics industry and allows the Italian B-Corp to further expand into Northern/Eastern Europe, North America and Australia. Novara, Italy / Askim, Norway, 12 January 2021 – Italy’s Novamont, a world leader in the development and production of biochemicals and compostable bioplastics, announced today it has acquired  Continue Reading »

The Role of Bioplastic in a Circular Economy

BioBags are composed of, among other things, Mater-Bi, a compostable raw material produced by the Italian research company, Novamont. For more than 20 years, Novamont has produced environmentally friendly alternatives to polyethylene-based plastic bags and wrappers. Here is our take on the role of bioplastic in a circular economy. Mater-Bi biodegradable plastic was developed to  Continue Reading »

Study confirms BioBags disappear in natural environments

How did they test that biobags completely degraded in nature? The results of a 2 year study in the USA have confirmed non-plastic, biodegradable alternatives like BioBags help prevent plastic pollution. The Better Alternatives Now report found BioBags completely disintegrated on land within 6 months and in the ocean within 2 years. The study examined  Continue Reading »