European Bioplastics (EUBP) welcomes the EU Commission’s efforts to replace the traditional linear economy model (make, use, dispose) by implementing an ambitious circular economy throughout Europe. Bioplastics, and biodegradable plastics in particular, can play an essential part in putting the envisioned circularity model into practice.

This paper refers to biodegradable plastics, which can be processed in industrial composting facilities or contribute to biogas generation in anaerobic digestion facilities (in line with the harmonised European standard EN 13432). Various standards, certification schemes, and labels for biodegradability are already in place and new standards are being developed.

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