Reports and research, policy papers and newsletters

Links to reports, research, policy papers and newsletters compiled by the European Bioeconomy Bureau that are focussed on key issues in developing a circular bioeconomy.

BIC Trend Report: rethinking the approach to the EU bioeconomy and taking action

Degradation and environmental assessment of compostable packaging mixed with biowaste in full-scale industrial composting conditions
Published in Bioresource Technology – May 2024 | Authors: 
Emmanuelle Gastaldi, Felipe Buendia, Paul Greuet, Zineb Benbrahim Bouchou, Anir Benihya, Guy Cesar, Sandra Domenek


Compostable Coffee Capsules

Chemical recycling finds itself in the firing line as viability of process questioned
Published December 2023 in Chemistry World (Royal Society of Chemistry magazine) | Author: Rebecca Trager

Compostable Coffee Capsules

Investment and Research into Bioplastics vs Market Development: Can we overcome the disconnect?
Published by EBB in January 2024 | Author: David Newman

Compostable Coffee Capsules

Compostable capsules most sustainable option for single serve coffee units
Published in November 2023 by the Wageningen Food & Biobased Research, subsidised by TKI BBE and funded by Advanced Technology Innovations, De Koffiejongens, NatureWorks, Novamont, TotalEnergies Corbion and the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water

PNAS research article - Air quality–related health damages of food

Towards a better definition and calculation of recycling
Published by the European Commission, February 2023 | Authors: Caro, D., Albizzati, P.F., Cristóbal Garcia, J., Saputra Lase, I., Garcia- Gutierrez, P., Juchtmans, R., Garbarino, E., Blengini, G., Manfredi, S., De Meester, S., Tonini, D.


PNAS research article - Air quality–related health damages of food

Unwrapping the Biowaste Potential
Second edition published by ECBPI in December 2022| Authors: 
Dr Enzo Favoino and Dr Michele Giavini


PNAS research article - Air quality–related health damages of food

Sugar-to-What? An Environmental Merit Order Curve for Biobased Chemicals and Plastics
Published in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering October 2022| Authors: Benedikt Winter, Raoul Meys, Andre Sternberg and Andre Bardow

PNAS research article - Air quality–related health damages of food

Compostable Chicago
Published September 2022| Project Team: 
Bright Beat and RRS recycle.com


PNAS research article - Air quality–related health damages of food

Recruiting Soil to Tackle Climate Change: A Roadmap for Canada
Published April 2022| Authors: Soil Conservation Council of Canada & Compost Council of Canada

PNAS research article - Air quality–related health damages of food

Soil health and nutrient density: preliminary comparison of regenerative and conventional farming
Published in PeerJ, January 2022| Authors: David R. Montgomery​, Anne Biklé, Ray Archuleta, Paul Brown, Jazmin Jordan

IES report - Sustainable, healthy, and resilient: Practice-based approaches to land and soil management

Variation in frequency of CQA-tested municipal solid waste compost can alter metabolites in vegetables

Published by Food Research International,  May 2021| Authors: Lord Abbey, Raphael Ofoe, Lokanadha Rao Gunupuru, Mercy Ijenyo

PNAS research article - Air quality–related health damages of food

Disintegration half-life of biodegradable plastic films on different marine beach sediments
Published August 2021| Authors: Andreas Eich, Miriam Weber, Christian Lott

IES report - Sustainable, healthy, and resilient: Practice-based approaches to land and soil management

Plastics, Microplastics in Compost and Digestate

Published by European Compost Network July 2021| Author: ECN

PNAS research article - Air quality–related health damages of food

European bioeconomy policy: stocktaking and future developments
Published by European Commission July 2021| Author: European Commission

IES report - Sustainable, healthy, and resilient: Practice-based approaches to land and soil management

betterSoil for a better world

Multi-stakeholder partnership initiative for promoting soil humus/carbon improvement

PNAS research article - Air quality–related health damages of food

Global assessment of soil pollution
Published by FAO & UN July 2021| Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

IES report - Sustainable, healthy, and resilient: Practice-based approaches to land and soil management

Why “Infrastructure” Includes The Ground Beneath Our Feet

Published May 2021| Author: Karen Perry Stillerman, Senior Analyst, Food & Environment

PNAS research article - Air quality–related health damages of food

Air quality–related health damages of food
Published by PNAS May 2021| Authors: Domingo, Balasubramanian, Thakrar, Clark, Adams, Marshall, Muller, Pandis, Polasky, Robinson, Tessum, Tilman, Tschofen, Hill

IES report - Sustainable, healthy, and resilient: Practice-based approaches to land and soil management

Sustainable, healthy, and resilient: Practice-based approaches to land and soil management

Published Oct 2020| Author: Institution of Environmental Sciences

How Pesticide Residues Affect Organic Farms

How Pesticide Residues Affect Organic Farms
Published March 2021| Authors: ChemistryViews.org

A giant leap towards measuring nature’s contributions to the economy

A giant leap towards measuring nature’s contributions to the economy

Published March 2021| Author: Karin Kemper (World Bank Blogs)

Food systems are responsible for a third of global anthropogenic GHG emissions
Published March 2021 in Nature Food| Authors: M. Crippa, E. Solazzo, D. Guizzardi, F. Monforti-Ferrario, F. N. Tubiello and A. Leip

Food systems responsible for ‘one third’ of human-caused emissions

Published March 2021| Author: Ayesha Tandon (Carbon Brief)

The benefits of a circular economy for effective climate action and society
Published March 2021| Authors: Janez Potocnik (Co-Chair International Resource Panel) and Julia Okatz (Associate, Systemiq)

Commission consults on new EU Soil Strategy
Published February 2021| Author: European Commission

The role of compostable plastics: the case study of Italy
Published March 2021| Author: David Newman (BBIA/ECBPI)

ECBPI launch presentation
Published February 2021| Author: David Newman

Global agriculture will be drastically altered by climate change
Published February 2021| Author Kimberly M. S. Cartier

Mapping Portugal’s bio-based potential
Published February 2021| Author Bio-based Industries Consortium

Acolchado biodegradable: eficiencia y ahorro en films agrícolas de bajo espesor
Published: January 2021 | Author: Rosa Puig Moré, Plataformatierra

7 takeaways on organics recycling trends from COMPOST2021
Coverage of US Composting Council event | Published: February 2021 | Authors: Cole Rosengren & Maria Rachal (WasteDive)

New circular economy action plan – European Parliament
Published: February 2021 | Author: European Parliament

You measure what you treasure
Published: February 2021 | Authors: Tony Ofori, Marc Palahí and Janez Potočnik

Bioeconomy, water and waste: a new way of producing and consuming
Published: February 2021 | Author: Regioni&Ambiente

Climate and soil policy brief – Better integrating soil into EU climate policy
Published: October 2020 | Author: Institute of European Environmental Policy

The potential role of compost in reducing greenhouse gases
Published: February 2008 | Authors: Enzo Favoino and Dominic Hogg

Green Chemistry: Review of recent advances in the biodegradability of polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) bioplastics and their composites
Published August 2020 | Authors: Kjeld W. Meereboer, Manjusri Misra and Amar K. Mohanty

Polybioskin project develops novel materials for high-performance, eco-friendly skin-contact products
Published February 2021 | Author: Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking

Is the source of 95 percent of our food in trouble?
Published on the BBC Food website | Author: Hattie Ellis
 

Commission consults on new EU Forest Strategy
Published: January 2021 | Author: DG Environment, European Commission

How soil carbon accounting can improve to support investment-oriented actions promoting soil carbon storage
Published November 2020 | CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)
 

Researchers call for international protection strategies for soil ecosystem.
Published: January 2021 | Author: Sebastian Tilch, science communications officer, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig