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FAQ JUN 2017 European Bioplastics e.V. Marienstr.
19/20 10117 Berlin Along with the growth in variety of bioplastic materials, properties such as flexibility, durability, printability, transparency, barrier, heat resistance, gloss and many more have been significantly enhanced. http://www.european-bioplastics.org/bioplastics/materials/ Is there a certain percentage threshold value that marks the minimal bio-based carbon content / bio-based mass content in a product/ material to be called bioplastics? There is no common agreement on a minimal value yet due to varying regional regulations in Europe. In Japan an industry-wide commitment sets the “biomass margin” at “25 percent renewable material”. According to the USDA Bio-preferred Programme, “the minimum share of renewable material ranges from 7 to 95 percent” depending on defined product category rules. Although there is no minimum value, acknowledged labelling options for bio-based plastics are available to clearly and transparently indicate the bio-based content of a material or product. The certifiers Vinçotte and DIN CERTCO offer a progressive certification scheme and according labels based on the European standard EN 16640 or ISO 16620-2 (or ASTM D 6866), which provide proof the bio-based carbon content of a material or product. DIN CERTCO: phone fax European Bioplastics e.V. Are the properties of bioplastics equal to those of conventional plastics? Today, there is a bioplastic alternative for almost every conventional plastic material and corresponding application. Bioplastics – plastics that are biobased, biodegradable, or both – can have the same properties as conventional plastics and offer additional advantages, such as a reduced carbon footprint or additional waste management options such as industrial composting. e-mail web Marienstr. 19/20, 10117 Berlin +49.30.28 48 23 50 +49.30.28 48 23 59 firstname.lastname@example.org www.european-bioplastics.org Some bioplastics offer additional functionalities, such as biodegradability or compostability, and improved properties, such as increased heat resistance, enhanced moisture or gas barriers, greater stiffness and flexibility or improved durability. Bioplastics are available in a wide variety of types and compounds that can mostly be converted on the standard equipment generally used for processing conventional plastics. http://www.european-bioplastics.org/bioplastics/materials/ Vinçotte: Figure: Labels depicting the bio-based content of a bioplastic product. http://www.european-bioplastics.org/bioplastics/standards/ VR 19997 Nz, Amtsgericht Charlottenburg, USt-IdNr. DE235874231 HypoVereinsbank Rosenheim, BLZ 711 200 77, Konto 6356800, IBAN DE26 7112 0077 0006 3568 00, BIC/SWIFT HYVEDEMM448 11