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European Bioplastics represents the interests of the bioplastics industry and is committed to building and strengthening a supportive policy environment in the EU for biobased, biodegradable and compostable plastics to thrive.

Relevant EU policies

Representing the interests of the entire value-chain of biobased, recyclable, and biodegradable/compostable materials and products, European Bioplastics (EUBP) proactively contributes to ongoing discussions and works closely with the EU institutions to ensure a fit for purpose legislative framework in Europe for bioplastics to thrive in.


We need a clear distinction in the communication about the use of verifiable renewable feedstock and “bio-attributed” feedstocks using mass balance 

1 June 2023|

European Bioeconomy Alliance calls for stronger support of the biobased sectors in the new rules on packaging and packaging waste

1 June 2023|

What are bioplastics?

Bioplastics are not just one single material. They comprise of a whole family of materials with different properties and applications. According to European Bioplastics, a plastic material is defined as a bioplastic if it is either biobased, biodegradable, or features both properties.

Market data

According to the latest market data compiled by European Bioplastics in cooperation with the nova-Institute, global bioplastics production capacities are set to increase from around 2.2 million tonnes in 2022 to approximately 6.3 million tonnes in 2027. 

Global production capacities of bioplastics 2021-2026