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In search of bio-based plastic: two EU research projects cooperate

09.07.2021 Since 1 July 2021, many single-use plastic products have been banned in the EU. A step that, according to the scientific community, is already making a major positive contribution against plastic waste in the sea. The EU is taking a further step with two research projects that are looking for alternatives to plastic – and should enable clear criteria for biodegradability.
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EU bioplastics projects

Protecting nature and the environment from plastics pollution

30.04.2021 Two European projects are joining forces: BIO-PLASTICS EUROPE, coordinated by the University of Applied Sciences (HAW) based in Hamburg/Germany, and SEALIVE, coordinated by the Instituto Tecnológico del Embalaje, Transporte y Logística (ITENE) in Valencia/Spain.
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Plastic ban in Germany – EU project researches alternatives

01.12.2020 Plastic bags will no longer be allowed to be sold in Germany from 2022. In doing so, Germany is following the example of many other nations in its efforts to contain plastic waste.
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Fraunhofer LBF

Optimum plastic surfaces for UV disinfection

24.09.2020 Many surfaces with potentially high germ contamination, for example in supermarkets, cannot be chemically disinfected. One solution is high-energy UV radiation with a wavelength of 100-280 nanometres, (UV-C), which kills corona viruses, among others.
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Coronavirus reveals need to bridge the digital divide

08.04.2020 The global crisis brought on by the coronavirus pandemic has pushed us further into a digital world, and changes in behaviour are likely to have lasting effects when the economy starts to pick up. But not everyone is ready to embrace a more digitised existence.

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