Our mission

Bioplastics are a major driver in the evolution of plastics, and they contribute significantly to a more sustainable society. Our mission is to advance the economic and regulatory framework in Europe to allow for the bioplastics market to grow and flourish. Therefore, we aim to bring together all relevant partners and stakeholders and serve as both, a knowledge platform for all audiences and a business platform to support a sustainable technological development along the entire value chain as well as a full-scale market introduction of bioplastics.

Our market

Plastics make up a large share of the many products in our everyday lives. For almost every conventional plastic material, there is a bioplastic alternative already available on the market. Bioplastics are highly complex and sophisticated materials that can help make plastic products more sustainable and continue to develop the many benefits of plastics further. Due to a growing awareness and demand in our society for sustainable products and their impact on the environment, bioplastics materials are becoming the material of choice for a rapidly growing number of brands and customers around the world. Our latest market data predicts that between 2023 and 2028, global production capacities of bioplastics will almost triple, from around 2.18 million tonnes in 2023 to approximately 7.43 million tonnes in 2028.

Our objectives

European Bioplastics:

  • Aims for a favourable policy and economic framework to allow for the further technological advancement and full-scale market introduction of bioplastics;
  • Promotes coherent standards, certifications and guidelines for transparent claims about bioplastics and their environmental benefits & impact;
  • Advocates sustainable growing of biomass crops to produce biobased plastics;
  • Supports the implementation of a better waste management infrastructure, including more efficient re-use, recycling, and recovery systems.

Our members

Founded in Germany in 1993 as IBAW, European Bioplastics today represents the interests of more than 80 member companies throughout the