The problem with packaging
What can we expect from alternatives to plastics made from fossil-based raw materials?
In the trade journal BioPress we present various solutions for the prevention of plastic waste. Based on a survey of experts for the EU project GLOPACK, the existing challenges of marketable bioplastics are highlighted.
In addition, the home-compostable packaging solutions of the GLOPACK project are presented, which consist of corn cobs or residues from juice production that are GMO-free and do not compete with food production. The article is available free of charge in our download-section and at the website of BioPress.
Biofach 2021: Between unpacked products and the flood of plastics - status quo & perspectives of packaging in industry, research and policies
The topic of packaging is increasingly getting into the focus of companies, especially due to the increased awareness of consumers as well as European and national circular economy strategies and the European Green Deal. The panel gives an overview of the topic from protective function of packaging to future solutions. The speakers will participate in the discussion on where benchmarks are and how the organic sector is positioning its activities.
Impulses from Carolin Hauser, Jan Niessen (Technische Hochschule Nürnberg), Ramona Schöll (Student Universität Oldenburg), Denise Gider (Ecozept)
Between unpacked products and the flood of plastics - status quo & perspectives of packaging in industry, research and policies, Wednesday, 17th Feb, 2-2:45 pm, Stream 2
Programme overview Biofach eSPECIAL
Biofach 2021: Impulses for more organic: Strengths and weaknesses of current organic action plans in Germany and the EU
In recent years, numerous federal states in Germany and EU member states have set a concrete growth target for the organic food sector. Organic action plans are an important instrument for strengthening the sector. What are the strengths and weaknesses of the action plans in Germany and the EU? And are the efforts made so far sufficient to achieve the growth targets? Do they fit with current and potential trends for supply and demand?
Insights from Nic Lampkin, Jürn Sanders (Thünen Institut) and from Burkhard Schaer (Ecozept)
Impulses for more organic: Strengths and weaknesses of current organic action plans in Germany and the EU, WED, 17th Feb, 3-3:45 pm; Stream 5
Biofach 2021: Transparency, proximity & prosuming: new ways of marketing organic products
The Corona crisis has raised public awareness of the importance of short supply routes. Consumers are placing additional expectations on marketing. Concrete practical examples will be used to show which approaches to communication and price transparency are promising.
What can the organic food trade learn from this? What kind of cooperations are possible? You can expect current figures on the importance of direct marketing of organic products as well as field reports from representatives of "Regiothek", "Marktschwärmer", "Du bist hier der Chef!" and Foodhub München e.V.
Organic products in French out-of-home catering
In the current issue of the trade journal BioPress, we report on political desires and market economy realities in increasing the share of organic products in French out-of-home catering.
Impact of Covid-19 on the French organic food trade
In cooperation with the French trade magazine Biolinéaires and the sector associations Natexbio and Synadis, Ecozept conducted a survey in the French organic food trade on the effects and reactions of the Corona crisis. More than 900 shops participated in the online survey at the end of March!
The current issue of Biolinéaires (N° 89 - May 2020) presents the main findings of this study. We will send a summary in German to firstname.lastname@example.org on request.
Moselle project: Water protection project in Bouzonvillois Trois Frontières (France) successfully completed
Ecozept and its partners "Bio en Grand Est" and "Envilys" have presented a feasibility study for agricultural value chains that promote water conservation in the Bouzonvillois Trois Frontières region. The area is located in the east of France directly on the border with Luxembourg and Germany. The action plan proposed in the feasibility study was designed together with regional stakeholders and economic actors.
Key areas of action include: Developing production and supply chains for the crop alfalfa, building local market opportunities for crops for diversification, improving production and markets for organic food and marketing support for regional pasture-raised meat. Our action plan will be integrated into the municipality's agricultural policy in the coming weeks. Now is the time to implement the proposed measures.
Innodirekt: Final report available
The study on innovative forms of direct marketing carried out by Ecozept and mareg (markt & regio) is now freely available under Organic Eprints: https://orgprints.org/37311/ : "New and innovative direct selling concepts for agricultural products – state of the art, best-practice examples and analysis of consumer expectations and recommendations for stakeholders".
The study as well as further documents such as presentations and an information sheet can also be downloaded in our download area.