CSRD: Impact measurements are becoming a license-to-operate in the near future

The EU’s new CSRD (Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive) aims to make organisations more competitive and resilient while at the same time stimulating a more holistic sustainability-mindset. The CSRD was published by the European Commission in mid-2021 and will replace the current NFRD (Non-Financial Reporting Directive) starting on the 1st of January 2024. The NFRD explains …

Legislation and certifications for plastic packaging material

To achieve a circular economy, it is important to increase the amount of recycled plastic waste. Positive: this quantity is increasing. Less positive: it is not rising fast enough. The main point of the EU’s waste policy is to follow circular principles. Recycling is one of the main ways to reduce the consumption of primary …

Innovation track business – Recyclable 3d printing resins

Together with Vincent Voet of NHL Stenden Lectureship of Sustainable Plastics, we are working on the design of a research project on circular 3D printer ink. Within this research project, the focus is on recyclable photopolymer resins made from biobased sources for use in 3D Printing and other thermosetting applications. These photosensitive resins are suitable …

The Northern Netherlands is providing solutions for EU green ambitions

  Coronajaar 2020 was voor noordelijke chemie- en kunststofbedrijven een jaar waarin stevige stappen op weg naar vergroening zijn gezet. Voor de volgende stap is geld nodig. Samenwerkingsverband Bio Cooperative Noord-Nederland heeft het verhaal klaar.   Paques Biomaterials uit Balk wil in het Noorden een fabriek bouwen waar uit afvalwater korrels worden geproduceerd die weer …