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  • 18th IAPRI World Conference on Packaging
    (2012-06-26)

    The 18th IAPRI World Conference on Packaging (iapri) was held in San Luis Obispo (Ca, USA) on June 17-21, 2012.

    The Ecopack project was well represented by the participation of ITENE in the Scientific Committee and Celabor as [...]

  • Bioplastics: biobased and/or biodegradable
    (2012-06-02)

    On 23rd and 24th of May, 2012 was held in Strasburg (France) a meeting on bioplastics: "Bioplastics: biobased and / or biodegradable".

    Details are available at: www.lesbioplastiques.com (in French).

    The meeting was mainly organized by CRITT Matériaux Alsace (http://www.critt.fr) and RITTMO Agroenvironnement [...]

  • 2012 Sustainability in Packaging
    (2012-03-06)

    2012 Sustainability in Packaging will be held in Orlando (Florida) on 12-14 march, 2012.

    This meeting groups more than 200 packaging industry leaders.

    Exhibitions and conferences will take place on the theme of sustainable materials and particularly for food contact applications.

  • Meeting of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SFIP)
    (2012-01-26)

    Bio-Tox participated to the meeting of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SFIP) on “Plastics and health issues: how to answer the questions of society?”
    January 26, 2012, Paris, France.             

    D. Ribera presented a conference entitled: What is the future for risk assessment of packaging? Review of R & D programs (Biosafepaper, Endoceval, Ecopack ...)

  • 20th Meeting of club MCAS (food contact materials and Health) in partnership with ELIPSO
    (2011-12-15)

    Bio-Tox attended the 20th Meeting of club MCAS (food contact materials and Health) in partnership with ELIPSO,
    December 15, 2011 in Paris.

    On this occasion, D. Ribera presented a conference on "Application of biotests materials. Towards a paradigm shift? Case of endocrine disruptors: the Endoceval project and case of biodegradable/compostable packaging: the Ecopack project "

  • ARET meeting
    (2011-06-23)

    Bio-Tox participated to the ARET meeting held on 20 to 21 June 2011 at the Museum d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France. The subject of the meeting was the safety assessment of mixtures and low doses that directly concerns the Ecopack [...]

  • EUROPE FOR SUSTAINABLE PLASTICS
    (2011-06-23)

    Bio-Tox will participate to the international conference “EUROPE FOR SUSTAINABLE PLASTICS” held on 24-25 October, 2011, in Bologna, Italy. This meeting is organized within the PLASTiCE (Innovative Value Chain Development for Sustainable Plastics in Central Europe) project. The goal of the event is to convene key representatives of European projects dealing with the broader issue of sustainable [...]

  • BIOLOGICA 2011
    (2011-02-01)

    OPC organized the BIOLOGICA 2011 held on 11 to 14 march 2011 at the International Exhibition Centre, Thessaloniki, [...]

  • Amounts of recyled and composted municipal waste increase in EU
    (0000-00-00)

    EUROSTATS delivers in MArch 2013 some data on the treatment of municipal wastes in Europe

    In the EU27, 503 kg oaf municipal waste was generated per person in 2011, while 486 kg of municipal waste was treated per person. This municipal waste was treated in different ways: 37% was landfilled, 23% incinerated, 25% recycled and 15% composted, compared with 56% landfilled, 17% incinerated, 17% recycled and 10% composted in [...]

Purpose of ECOPACK

Numbers of industrials acknowledge that biodegradable/compostable packaging will be the future for food-soiled packaging.

But, at this time, most of packaging waste are landfilled or incinerated. Despite the application of the EU standard EN 13432 for biodegradable packaging and despites commercial labels on compostable packaging, food-soiled packaging are not or little used as feedstock for composting because of a lack of safety and quality.

In a similar way, polymers for agriculture that are used as fertilizers (i.e. water retention) or mulching films mainly remain in the soils because they are partially degraded/fragmented and not easily collected. For these materials the EU standard EN 13432  also applies.

The purpose of the ECOPACK project is to better assess the potentiality of food contact material or plastics for agriculture for valorization as compost by integrating new dimensions related to the direct impact on biodiversity and human health.

This innovative approach will go beyond than the existing EN 13432 standard or Eco-label for soil improvers.

The new EcoPack® certification will become a major tool for food brand to communicate on a green image and therefore an additional purchasing influencer for environmental friendly or organic-minded consumers.