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15 September 2015 14:03 Age: 2 yrs

Participation to Olipha's workshop

Dibbiopack’s partners participated to a workshop organized by the project OliPHA and gathering the following projects:

  • Performance

  • Dibiopack

  • Bioboard

  • Leguval

  • Biocopacplus

  • Nanochitopack

  • Thermowhey

  • Biobottle

  • Greenfibrebottles

  • Wheylayer.

As a summary of this workshop:
-there are 2 key limiting factors for the further introduction of biopolymers (including those from the number of initiatives to derive them from waste valorization):
1-price and investment to reach sufficient production. In terms of price, specific applications like those for organic food (or biomedical applications) willing to pay more could support the investments needed to reach sufficient production to decrease price and also serve bigger sectors, and bridge the valley of death, although better green procurement incentives from the public organisms would be key (greater taxes on depleting resources etc.). It was also noted that current LCA approaches are often unfavorable to bio-based and or biodegradable options and that the smaller scale of their production prevents demonstrating their better environmental impact.
2-legislation: whereas there should be regulations helping extending the use of bioplastics to new applications (e.g. as the starch based shoppers that are obligatory in Italy) and we hope that EC will work on that, the rigidity of the legislation for eg. food packaging are often blockers. That prevents the market entry of new comers who are not able to go through the entire registration dossier even when the developed solution is clearly safe but has to be listed. We believe that there should be public funding to support such registration. This also drives the people to go to lower innovations by formulating already available approved biopolymers…
-Drop in solution is preferable as no additional steps (such as even drying of pellets) is often acceptable for the processing industry. Compatibility with existing materials both in terms of transition between materials during converting as well as in the current recycling schemes can act as blockers when not met. There is also the need to have better collection systems for the new bioplastic options…


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