The European Raw Materials Alliance has been established in recognition of the critical importance of raw materials to the European Union’s security, sustainability, and industrial leadership.
October 15, 2020
The European Commission recently launched the European Raw Materials Alliance (ERMA), with the presence of other European Union (EU) institutions, national ministers, industry, unions, and civil society organizations, as well as key industry stakeholders.
ISCC Plus is a supply chain certification for circular materials, both recycled and bio-based.
October 7, 2020
Berry Global Group, Inc. recently announced that its Biesheim, France, facility has achieved an International Sustainability and Carbon Certificate (ISCC), which enables the site to sell ISCC Plus-certified nonwovens.
The signatories are requesting urgent resolution of implementation issues in a database designed to support the circular economy as expressed in the European Green Deal.
September 29, 2020
A coalition of 40 industry organizations, including Afera (The European Association for the Self Adhesive Tape Industry), recently wrote a letter to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen calling for decisive action to solve implementation issues within the EU Waste Framework Directive (WFD), specifically the Substances of Concern in Products (SCIP) database.
Consumer sentiment continues to drive sustainability throughout the economy and society. Consumers often view packaging as wasteful, and they demand more sustainable options as a result. Many terms, such as reuse, recycle, compost, and reduction, resonate positively with consumers.
The BPI-certified coatings are reportedly proven to biodegrade in an industrial compost environment and can be used in typical quantities in the applications for which they are designed, with minimal limitations.
August 13, 2020
Michelman recently announced that several of its products have complied with the specifications established by the American Society for Testing and Materials standards ASTM D6400 and D6868 per the terms and conditions of Biodegradable Products Institute’s (BPI) certification program for compostable products.
Over the long term, Covestro plans to align its entire production, its range of products and solutions, and all areas to the circular concept.
August 11, 2020
Covestro recently announced that it considers itself to be on a clear course and well-positioned for the rest of the year, following a challenging first six months as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Read all about packaging, from formulating packaging adhesives to choosing the best packaging option for your product. This issue also includes the 2020 Raw Materials and Chemicals Overview in this issue, so be sure to check it out!