The European Bioplastics Conference is the leading business and discussion forum for the bioplastics sector in Europe and worldwide. The 13th edition of this conference will take place in Berlin on 4 and 5 December 2018. Jarno Dakhorst, Biobased content scheme manager of NEN, will provide a lecture entitled “How bio-based content certification can support the plastics strategy” in the session about standardisation for bioplastics.
In January 2018, the European Commission adopted a strategy on plastics which will protect the environment from plastic pollution whilst fostering growth and innovation. This strategy also aims at contributing to the transition towards a low-carbon, circular (bio)economy. Also in other parts of the world, plastic waste prevention and the deployment of the circular (bio)economy are high on the agenda. The production and use of bioplastics fits perfectly in these developments, while accelerating the shift from fossil-based feedstock to bio-based feedstock. Important aspects of bioplastics include sustainability of bio-based feedstock, lifecycle assessment, durability and degradability, end-of-life options, and the bio-based content of products.
The lecture of Jarno Dakhorst will focus on the latter. At the 11th European Bioplastics Conference the Bio-based content certification scheme was launched. The lecture will provide an overview of experiences from the early-adopters of bio-based content certification. In addition, the latest amendments to the scheme will be presented, responding to market needs. The lecture will conclude with recommendations on how transparent and credible bio-based content claims can support the implementation of the (bio)plastics strategy.
More information about the 13th European Bioplastics Conference including the full programme and possibility for registration is available at the website of European Bioplastics.