Stora Enso, along with other members of CEPI, the European association representing the forest fiber and paper industry, are joining forces with companies across the value chain to drive the recycling of fiber-based packaging and collaboration in circular design and materials to enable positive change in circular economy.
On November 14th, the French Agency for the Environment and Energy Management (ADEME) published a report on the environmental impact of fruit and vegetable bags. Among other things, it described the environmental performance of biobased compostable plastic bags in a lifecycle assessment and noted their ability to be home composted when good practices are observed.
The prestigious Global Bioplastics Award, presented annually at the end of the first day of the European Bioplastics conference, was won this year by Bio4Self, a consortium of research institutes and companies collaborating on a project to develop self-reinforced composites based on PLA fibres.
The highlights in issue 05/19 (Sep/Oct) are fibers & textiles and barrier materials as well as a K fair preview.
The next issue 06/19 (Nov/Dec) will highlight films, flexibles, bags and consumer & office electronics. In the Basics section we'll discuss multilayer films. The deadline (editorial and ads) for issue 06/2019 is Nov 15th, 2019.