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Market study on The consumption of biodegradable and compostable plastic products in Europe 2015 and 2020 A comprehensive market research report including consumption figures by polymer and application types FIRST MARKET STUDY ON CONSUMPTION OF COMPOSTABLE PLASTIC PRODUCTS PREDICTS DEMAND GROWTH nova-Institute publishes the first comprehensive market study on the consumption of biodegradable and compostable plastic products in Europe 2015 and 2020: 100,000 tonnes in 2015, market demand could grow to beyond 300,000 tonnes in 2020. Compostable plastic bags dominate the market for biodegradable plastics in Europe. They not only carry goods and biowaste but also the hopes of the bioplastics industry for huge markets in years to come. The legal framework and composting infrastructure of EU member states were found to be either the bottleneck or the key driver for market development. These are some of the main findings by the expert team at nova-Institute who researched the European market demand for biodegradable polymers by country as well as application, and analysed framework conditions in detail. The market of compostable and biodegradable plastic products grew to 100,000 tonnes in 2015, and could grow to beyond 300,000 tonnes in 2020 – if the legal framework were to be set more favourably. The full report contains more than 300 slides of: ■ Market and company data by geography, application and polymer. ■ Case studies on popular and promising products. ■ A special feature on biodegradability and organic waste management. ■ EU & Member States policy review and analysis. Scope of the report ■ Compostable or biodegradable polymer types: PLA, (Co-)Polyesters (PBAT, PBS(X), PLA-Copolyester Compounds, Starch-Copolyester Compounds, Others: PHA, compostable Cellophane films. ■ Applications: Biowaste bags, shopping bags, flexible packaging, rigid packaging, disposable tableware, coated paper/ board, agri-/horti-/aquaculture/Forestry equipment, consumer goods, fibre-based products, technical equipment. ■ Geographical coverage: Austria (AT)/ Germany(DE)/Switzerland (CH), Belgium (BE)/the Netherlands (NL), France (FR), Italy (IT), Sweden/Norway/Denmark/ Finland (N-EU), Spain (ES), United Kingdom/Ireland (UK-IE). 21% © – | 2016 Consumption of Biodegradable Plastic Products by Application in the European Union, 100,000 tonnes in 2015 in per cent 7% 4% Structure of the full report 1 Introduction 2 Summary & key findings 3 Production capacity data – Overview 4 Market data 2015 a. By polymer type (incl. company data) b. By geography: EU and national markets c. By application 5 Political landscape: Policies and legislation a. EU level b. Member States c. Special trend report: Bagislation 6 Market scenarios 2020 a. Market trends b. Case studies 7 Special feature: Standards – Labels – Claims 8 Conclusions & Recommendations A summary is available for free download: The full study is available for 3,500 € at study The market study has more than 300 PowerPoint® slides of well-structured market and company data, case studies and a feature on biodegradation and composting. 68% Bags (all types) Packaging Consumer Goods Other Uses Authors Harald Kaeb (narocon, lead) Florence Aeschelmann, Lara Dammer and Michael Carus (nova-Institute) Contact Dipl.-Ing. Florence Aeschelmann +49 (0) 22 33 / 48 14-48 Order the full report The full report can be ordered for 3,500 € plus VAT and the short version of the report can be downloaded for free at: 30 bioplastics MAGAZINE [05/16] Vol. 11

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