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Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW)
30. Nov 2020

Looking back on a productive week

Last week was very busy for BIO-PLASTICS EUROPE, with three stakeholder events organized by our partners. Here is a brief account of them. If you wish to read the presentations, please access our (link: https://bioplasticseurope.eu/downloads/project-events text: downloads page).
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Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW)
05. Nov 2020

Recap: Hamburg Sustainability Session #2 - Towards a Circular Economy

Dr. André Wolf, of BIO-PLASTICS EUROPE partner HWWI, held a Keynote speech titled "Bioplastics in food packaging: potentials and challenges from an environmental point of view".
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Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW)
04. Nov 2020

2nd and 3rd generation feedstock for bio-based and bio-degradable plastics need adequate policy support

BIO-PLASTICS EUROPE has initiated a network of science, industry and public administration for developing bio-based and bio-degradable plastics. The 2nd Virtual Meeting of the European Bioplastics Research Network “2nd & 3rd Generation Feedstock for Bio-based and Bio-degradable Plastics” on 4 November 2020 gathered more than 70 international researchers, company representatives and political decision-makers from Europe to discuss the production of bio-based materials from feedstock.
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The Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (Acib GmbH)
12. Oct 2020

BIO-PLASTICS EUROPE Austrian Stakeholder Meeting

The virtual Austrian Stakeholder Meeting about bio-based and biodegradable plastics was hosted by acib GmbH on 07.10.2020 and welcomed the key players of the topic for a joint discussion.
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Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW)
07. Oct 2020

EU project BIO-PLASTICS EUROPE picks up speed

We at BIO-PLASTICS EUROPE look back on a successful first project year, after our official start in October 2019.
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Kaunas University of Technology (KUT)
19. Sep 2020

EU Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevicius opens 1st meeting of the HISCAP Network

The first on-line meeting "Towards Zero Plastic Waste in Historic Cities" of “Historical cities against plastic waste” network (HISCAP) took place on 17th September 2020. The meeting was organized by the Institute of Environmental Engineering of Kaunas University of Technology (KTU APINI) together with the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg).
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Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)
18. Sep 2020

BIO-PLASTICS EUROPE Stakeholder Dialogues Germany

The first of a series of stakeholder engagement events was successfully held on September 11, 2020 for Stakeholders in Germany hosted by the Hamburg University of Technology. Interesting topics focused on bio-based and biodegradable plastics such as material design, circular systems, environmental impacts, opportunities and challenges were discussed. The event had 60 participants and representatives from Lorentzen & Sievers, Frutania, Stadtreinigung Hamburg, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Fraunhofer LBF, Hamburg Institute of International Economics and Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research.
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Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW)
14. Sep 2020

General Assembly Meeting concluded

Successful conclusion of the BIO-PLASTICS EUROPE Consortium General Assembly!
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Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF (FRAUNHOFER LBF)
03. Sep 2020

Meet our partners: Fraunhofer LBF

In the second of our BIO-PLASTICS EUROPE partners series, we introduce Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF.
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Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW)
27. Aug 2020

Save the Date: New network of cities to avoid plastic waste starts in September

Hamburg, 27 August, 2020 - The amount of plastic waste is increasing worldwide. More needs to be done to avoid, reuse and recycle plastic waste. Many cities in Europe are already seeking and developing sustainable approaches to manage the amount of waste. In order to learn from each other and exchange ideas, the EU project BIO-PLASTICS EUROPE will launch a virtual platform on September 17, 2020. Interested parties from European cities can register free of charge for the online kick-off event from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. CET here: https://bioplasticseurope.eu/news-events/towards-zero-plastic-waste-in-historic-cities
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The Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (Acib GmbH)
21. Aug 2020

Meet our partners: acib GmbH

BIO-PLASTICS EUROPE is starting a series of posts in which we will introduce our partners to you, the first one being the Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology, or short: acib GmbH.
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Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW)
30. Jun 2020

European Bioplastics Research Network Gets Underway

The project BIO-PLASTICS EUROPE initiated a network of science, companies and politics for the research and development of bio-based and biodegradeable plastics. The online conference "Past and Current H2020 Projects Joined in Bioplastics Research" on 24 June 2020 was the kick-off for the European Bioplastics Research Network to present first results and to improve networking. Almost 100 international researchers, company representatives and political decision-makers from Europe came together to discuss how research and the introduction of bio-based and biodegradable plastics can be advanced.
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Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW)
29. Apr 2020

Bio Economy Best Practices

Power4bio coordinated with the Horizon 2020 project BE-Rural, to compile best practices for the Bio-economy sector. Theoretically, several measures have been agreed to support stable and appealing markets for biobased products, such as fossil carbon tax, a CO2 tax, quotas, tax credits, removal of fossil subsidies and, mandates and bans. Click below to read the report.
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Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW)
11. Mar 2020

Starbucks Trials BioPBS Cups

On its journey to develop a more recyclable and compostable hot cup solution by 2022, Starbucks announced today details for in-market testing of a more sustainable cup technology from the NextGen Cup Challenge.
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Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW)
09. Mar 2020

Aldi Imposes Closed Loop Packaging to Suppliers by 2025

If you've ever shopped for groceries at ALDI, you've probably noticed that the international supermarket chain is filled with plastic and non-recyclable packaging. But by 2025, every single product you see in ALDI will be either package-free or wrapped in recyclable, reusable, or compostable packaging, as ALDI announced last year.
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Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW)
28. Oct 2019

BIO-PLASTICS EUROPE kicks-off

Over 100 participants came together at the BIO-PLASTICS EUROPE kick-off-meeting in Hamburg. Partners and Stakeholders from all over the world discussed sustainable strategies and solutions for bio-based plastic products.
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