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the umbrella European organization working on the promotion of bioplastics

LITERATURE

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Plastics the Facts 2013 .pdf EN

Benefits and challenges of bio- and oxo-degradable plastics MORE

Position paper on degradable additives published by the Society of
the Plastics Industry (SPI) Bioplastics Council in January 2013. .pdf EN

Also European Bioplastics has published few position papers on oxo – plastics:
- Statement on British Standard in oxo-biodegradation of plastics .pdf EN
- Position paper on »Oxo-biodegradable« plastics .pdf EN
- European Bioplastics comments on the study »A LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT OF OXO-BIODEGRADABLE, COMPOSTABLE AND CONVENTIONAL BAGS« .pdf EN

Brochures on biorefineries:

  • Bio-based Chemicals, Value added Products from Biorefineries (download pdf)
  • Joint European Biorefinery vision for 2030, Star-COLIBRI (link to pdf)

Terminology for biorelated polymers and applications (IUPAC Recommendations 2012) more

Plastic Waste in the Environment- – the final revised report provided by the European Commission DG ENV (prepared by BIO Intelligence Service S.A.S). The report gives an overview of the issue of plastics in the environment with a special emphasis on possible policy options. The report gives a systematic view of bioplastics and offers some recent information and a view of the potential impact of bioplastics for future plastic waste.

Techno-economic Feasibility of Large-scale Production of Bio-based Polymers in Europe is a report from the Technical Report Series published by the European Commission DG Joint Research Center, ESTO and IPTS (editor Oliver Wolf ). The report, finalized in 2005, gives an excellent background overview of bio-based polymers (among which a number are also biodegradable) with a particular emphasis on describing the industrial situation and potential for future development. more

Material Data Center: Biopolymer Database published by the University of Applied Science and Arts, Hannover.
http://www.materialdatacenter.com/mb/  more

Leonardo da Vinci Program - Environmentally Degradable Plastics
Information Package on Environmentally Degradable Plastics

A general overview of the current state of the plastics world.
Plastics – The Facts 2012, European Plastics

Tutorial on Biodegradable plastics
Principles of biodegradable plastics, the science, the hype and the misleading claims

Book on biopolymers (ENG) pdf.

Product overview and market projection of emerging bio-based plastics

Bioplastic innovation - Blog dedicated to biplastic market and fundmental research intelligence

 

CONFERENCES

Plastics and the bio-economy, Brussels 21-22 September 2011
Conference held at the European Parliament. Presentations are available.

European Bioplastics Conference