Entries by Robin Tuckerman

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Towards a Circular Economy, Bioplastics, Food Waste and Agriculture

Rowan Williams, President of the Australasian Bioplastics Association recently presented “Towards a Circular Economy, Bioplastics, Food Waste and Agriculture” at the A-NZ  Plastics & Waste Conference. Key highlights of the presentation included: Bioplastics and their role in a Circular Economy Moving from a linear economy to a Circular Economy Bioplastics, food waste and agriculture Certified compostable […]

Australasian Bioplastics Association provides submission in response to the Victorian Government call for community input on Plastic Bag Bill

The Victorian Parliament’s Environment and Planning Committee is conducting an inquiry into the Environment Protection Amendment (Banning Plastic Bags, Packaging and Microbeads) Bill 2016. The Bill seeks to restrict the supply and sale of plastic bags and plastic and polystyrene packaging, and would prohibit the supply and sale of plastic microbeads. The amendments to the […]

Bioplastics in the Circular Economy

Bioplastics: Fostering a Sustainable and Resource Efficient Circular Economy by Hasso von Pogrell Managing Director of European Bioplastics Today, there is a bioplastic alternative to almost every conventional plastic and corresponding application. Bioplastics – plastics that are biobased, biodegradable, or both – have the same properties as conventional plastics and offer additional advantages, such as a reduced […]

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Australasian Bioplastics Association becomes founding member of the Pan Pacific Bioplastic Association

The Pan Pacific Bioplastics Alliance (PPBA) has been formed to work together in identifying collaborative projects in sustainable development that enhance the PPBA leadership position in the global community. Founding Members of PPBA include the Australasian Bioplastics Association (ABA), the Environmentally Biodegradable Polymer Association in Taiwan (EBPA), the Korean Bioplastics Association (KBPA), the Japan BioPlastics […]

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How Close Are We To a New Plastics Economy?

by Leon Kaye During the World Economic Forum earlier this year in Davos, Switzerland, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation released a report on the New Plastics Economy. The United Kingdom-based NGO, which is dedicated to the promotion of a worldwide circular economy, acknowledges that plastics have been important to global commerce. But in this 120-page report, […]

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1 Year Free bioplastics MAGAZINE subscription for Australasian Bioplastics Association Members

ABA Members are being offered a 1 year free subscription to bioplastics MAGAZINE. bioplastics MAGAZINE is the only independent bioplastics trade magazine worldwide. Published biomonthly, bioplastics MAGAZINE provides the latest and most comprehensive news on the global bioplastics industry and is a great source for anyone working in bioplastics, packaging, manufacturing or interested in the latest trends […]

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Bioplastics Simplified

Bioplastics Simplified BIOPLASTICS SIMPLIFIED: ATTRIBUTES OF BIOBASED AND BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS Bioplastics Simplified published by SPI the US plastics industry trade association is a useful and informative document for anyone interested in keeping up to date the with the latest developments in the bioplastics industry. Download or read here  

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Not there yet

The European Commission’s latest circular economy proposal, presented on December 2, 2015, leaves room for more ambitious actions on bio-industries such as bioplastics, says European Bioplastics. The proposal contains plans to tackle the challenge presented by the waste of energy and resources produced by the linear economy. The European Bioplastics association welcomes these efforts, and […]

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The Sustainable Packaging Coalition Position Against Biodegradability Additives in Petroleum-Based Plastics

The Sustainable Packaging Coalition Position Against Biodegradability Additives in Petroleum-Based Plastics The Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) has released a formal position paper against biodegradability additives for petroleum-based plastics, which are marketed as enhancing the sustainability of plastic by rendering the material biodegradable. The SPC has evaluated the use of biodegradability additives for conventional petroleum-based plastics, […]