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The Bio4Products project demonstrates an innovative conversion method to transform residual biomass into bio-based products, directly replacing fossil material to deliver a 75% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. .................................. Bio-resources such as straw, bark, forest residues and sunflower husks could hold the key to a more environmentally-friendly future for Europe's process industry.
V Ljubljani je potekala dvodnevna mednarodna delavnica o verigi vrednosti v sektorju bioosnovane embalaže oz. bioplastike. Gre za delavnico v soorganizaciji dveh evropskih projektov s tega področja, katerih osnovni cilj je okrepiti povezovanje vseh relevantnih akterjev na področju bioplastike oz. biogospodarstva. / A two-day international workshop dedicated to the value chain in bioplastics began in Ljubljana today.
Bioeconomy conference on Innovative bio-based products: Investment, Environmental Impacts and Future Perspectives 6 June 2018, Crowne Plaza Brussels - Le Palace, Rue Gineste 3, Brussels, 1210, Belgium EU Bioeconomy: a sector with €2 trillion in annual turnover!
At Cadriano Farm of the University of Bologna (Italy) BECOOL partners are conducting both rotational and intercropping trials of wheat and maize with different lignocellulosic crops for advanced biofuels production. Watch the video to learn about latest updates and enjoy the beauty of these crops in the aerial footage!
De OVAM spant zich dagelijks in voor een kwaliteitsvol en efficiënt afval-, materialen- en bodembeheer in Vlaanderen. En dat sinds 1981! De wereldbevolking boomt maar onze voorraad aan grondstoffen, materialen en open ruimte is schaars, en daarom uiterst kostbaar. Toch is de beschikbaarheid ervan cruciaal voor onze samenleving.
We've all heard the news, we have a plastic problem. Ocean plastic, microplastic, plastic pollution, plastic waste... We're finally waking up to the impacts of our addiction to single-use plastic. But what exactly is wrong with plastic? Our new series turns to science to find out. .....
It's science time! In our second episode, we're taking a close look at plastics. How close? Molecular. Plastic is formed by polymerisation. These long-chain hydrocarbon polymers are what give plastic its properties and are also the key to why plastic doesn't break down.
In the third episode of our series, we're asking the big questions: plastic, why won't you die?! The reason that we're drowning in plastic is simple - plastic doesn't breakdown. Which means it sticks around, wreaking havoc on our oceans and environment. But why won't plastic break down? Let's find out.

#ThinkBioplastic is an educational platform which uses science and facts to tell the whole story of the global plastic predicament. This channel highlights bioplastics as a leading solution, among several, which can reduce the negative impact of plastic manufacture and disposal.

Recycling, the silver bullet to plastic pollution? We're not so sure! Recycling of oil-based plastic is not a closed-loop disposable option, and current rates are very low. Recycling is simply a delay before plastic eventually ends up being incinerated, in landfill, or in our environment.

How to make biodegradable 'plastic' from cactus juice - This Mexican researcher has discovered a way to turn cactus leaves into a material with similar properties to plastic.

She says it's not toxic and is biodegradable.