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Issue 04/2017

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BIOBASED TOYS Plasto’s

BIOBASED TOYS Plasto’s toys are made from more than 90 % sugar cane which is 100 % renewable. This contributes to reducing CO 2 emissions and carbon footprint. Braskem’s absolute carbon footprint for Green PE from cradle to factory gate is –3,09 g CO 2 / g PE which represents a substantial reduction when compared to the average carbon footprint of petrochemical PE which is 1,84 g CO 2 / g PE. Plasto’s toys are food contact safe and 100 % recyclable. www.plasto.fi

Editorial dear readers Thanks a lot to those of you, who gave me feedback on my critical article in our previous issue about the plastics-eating wax moths, and about the way a good part of the press dealt with it. Just recently, another case came to my attention… . Adidas announced at a conference in New York that it had developed a prototype shoe, with uppers made of protein-based fibres that replicate spider silk. It didn’t take long for the “press” to turn this into “Adidas to launch biodegradable shoes that dissolve in 36 hours”, extolling the material’s “sustainable” properties… “material that can go back into the Earth”… and so on. No mention at all about whether the whole shoe was made of biodegradable materials, or about the end-of life options of the shoe. Waste disposal contractors will certainly be sceptical about having shoes end up in the biowaste collection system. And of course nobody wants to find ‘biodegradable’ shoes in parks, forests or the ocean. The whole project leaves a lot more questions open than it answers. See a short note on p.19. Other highlight topics of this issue are Blow moulding / Bottle applications and Biocomposites. To complement the Basics article on Biodegradadable / Compostable plastics – Standards and Certification in issue 02/2017, we now have the same on Biobased Plastics It’s just a few more weeks to go before we hold our 2 nd bio!CAR conference in Stuttgart/Germany on September 20-21. So if you are in the automotive business, this is the place to be. And don’t forget to submit proposals 2017 edition of the Global Bioplastics Award. If you think your product or service from the world of biobased plastics deserves the award, or you’d like to nominate somebody else’s, please let us know. Until then, please enjoy the summer - and have a great time reading this latest issue ofbioplastics MAGAZINE. Sincerely yours Michael Thielen EcoComunicazione.it WWW.MATERBI.COM adv mela se tore_bioplasticmagazine_05.06.2017_210x297_ese.indd 1 05/05/17 11:39 r1_05.2017 bioplastics MAGAZINE Vol. 12 ISSN 1862-5258 ... is read in 92 countries Jul/Aug Highlights Blow Moulding, Bottle Applications | 12 Biocomposites | 24 Basics “Biobased“, Standards & Certification | 42 04 | 2017 In this issue we have a closer look to Scandinavia. Scandinavia is a historical and cultural region in Northern Europe. While the term Scandinavia is commonly used for Denmark, Norway and Sweden, the term the Nordic countries is used unambiguously for Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland, including their associated territories (Greenland, the Faroe Islands, and the Åland Islands). bioplastics MAGAZINE [04/17] Vol. 12 3

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