No. Bioplastics are a large family of materials that can be either bio-based, biodegradable or both. Bio-based, non-biodegradable (durable) materials have a share of over 40 percent. The largest share (almost 60 percent) of bioplastics currently on the market are biodegradable materials. Biodegradability is an inherent property of certain polymers that can be preferable for specific applications (e.g., biowaste bags).

Biodegradable/compostable products should feature a clear recommendation regarding the suitable end-of-life option and correct disposal for this product. European Bioplastics recommends acquiring a certificate and according label for biodegradable plastic products meant for industrial composting according to EN 13432.