Online petition for compostable biowaste bags launched in Austria: The Austrian alliance for the ‘Bio-Kreislauf-Sackerl’ launched an online petition that aims to reduce plastic waste by introducing bio-based and compostable bags. According to the alliance’s initiator, the Austrian Compost and Biogas Association (KBVÖ), the initiative’s objective is to only market single-use carrier bags and fruit & vegetable bags in Austria that are compostable according to the European standard for industrial composting EN 13432 and marked clearly with a unique ‘Bio-Sackerl’ label. Combined with a consumer information campaign, the compostable bags are intended to be re-used to collect and dispose organic kitchen waste. This way, more bio-waste will be separately collected and diverted from other recycling streams, while, at the same time, the contamination of the collected organic waste with conventional, non-biodegradable plastics will be reduced. The petition can be signed at www.biosackerl.at.