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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 »

BioBag and Prodplast in cooperation for a greener Europe with less plastic

Green Europe. Efficient technologies for manufacturing innovative and environmentally friendly products is a project developed by Prodplast (Romania) as a project promoter and BioBag International (Norway)  as a project partner. The project’s aim is business cooperation development between Romania and Norway in order to offer solutions for both land and marine single use plastic littering  Continue Reading »

Microorganisms degrade biodegradable bioplastics

There is good news for anyone who is interested in biodegradable bioplastics. Researchers at ETH Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG, in German, Eidgenössische Anstalt für Wasserversorgung, Abwasserreinigung und Gewässerschutz) have established, in an interdisciplinary study, that microorganisms degrade biodegradable bioplastics. This creates completely new opportunities for sorting waste  Continue Reading »