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FAQ JUN 2017 European Bioplastics e.V. Marienstr.
19/20 10117 Berlin I ABOUT EUROPEAN BIOPLASTICS When was EUBP founded and who are its members? EUBP was founded in 1993 as Interessengemeinschaft Biologisch Abbaubare Werkstoffe e.V. (IBAW, International Biodegradable Polymers Association & Working Group). First, it constituted a German and later European representation and platform for the leading companies in the biodegradable plastics industry. By 2005, the bioplastics industry had evolved and grown, and developed a number of new innovative materials so that the focus of the association had broadened. As a result, the association was renamed to European Bioplastics. Today, it represents about 70 member companies throughout the entire value chain of bioplastics. These include: • Renewable raw materials & green chemistry • Plastic converters • Bioplastics manufacturers and auxiliaries • Research, consulting, standardisation & certification • (Industrial) end users and brand owners • RRM/intermediates RRM conversion • Machinery/engineering/equipment • Waste management and recycling 4 3 1 13 37 in % 19 Machinery/ Engineering/ Equipment Waste + Recycling 23 Figure: Membership European Bioplastics, 2017 Our members from all over the globe are engaged in the European market. About three quarters of our members are based in Europe. The remaining quarter consists of member companies from Brazil, the USA, and Asia. http://www.european-bioplastics.org/about-us/ http://www.european-bioplastics.org/about-us/organisation/ http://www.european-bioplastics.org/about-us/members-membership/ What is EUBP’s vision and mission? We believe that bioplastics are a major driver in the evolution of plastics and that they contribute significantly to a more sustainable society. Our mission is to advance the economic and regulatory framework in Europe to allow for the bioplastics market to grow and flourish. Therefore, we aim to bring together all relevant partners and stakeholders and serve as both, RRM / Intermediates RRM Conversion (Industrial) End Users Bioplastics Manufacturers & Auxiliaries (Additives) Research, Consulting, Framework and others Plastic Converters phone fax a knowledge platform for all audiences and a business platform to support a sustainable technological development along the entire value chain as well as a full-scale market introduction of bioplastics. 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 http://www.european-bioplastics.org/about-us/mission/ How can I become a member of EUBP and what are the benefits of a membership? Companies already involved in the bioplastics business sector but not yet a member of European Bioplastics should consider the advantages of connecting to our information and business platform and enlarging their network. Newcomers to our industry and/or the European market in particular can rely on European Bioplastics to help them get a foothold in the sector and benefit from our broad knowledge and contact database. A membership offers access to a multitude of networking opportunities, visibility through representation across the field, business enhancement opportunities and support, access to comprehensive information resources, annual meetings and conference discounts. The services available exclusively to members of European Bioplastics, include (but are not limited to): • A ‘members only’ knowledge database including reports, political communiqués and financial programmes; • Public relations and marketing measures and activities that increase awareness for bioplastics and our members’ brands and products; • Participation in association meetings and the opportunity to propose points of action for adoption; • Matchmaking/consulting services through European Bioplastics, which create synergies between companies looking for specific services within the bioplastics sector; • Reduced entry fees to industry events organised by European Bioplastics, and – where applicable – the opportunity to present products and network at the association’s booth. For more details, please see the membership benefits leaflet or our statutes and membership fee code and membership application form. http://www.european-bioplastics.org/about-us/members-membership/ http://docs.european-bioplastics.org/2016/association/EUBP_membership_benefits.pdf http://docs.european-bioplastics.org/association/EUBP_statutes_and_membership_fee_code.pdf http://docs.european-bioplastics.org/association/EUBP_Application_form.pdf 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 4 European Bioplastics e.V.