Policy2022-04-25T11:32:03+02:00

Relevant EU policies

Representing the interests of the entire value-chain of bio-based, 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. 

In particular, the future policy framework for bio-based, biodegradable and compostable plastics, as part of the Commission’s Circular Economy Action Plan and Green Deal, is a crucial piece of legislation. It has the potential to boost the role of bioplastics in developing a truly circular bioeconomy, enabling innovation, and attracting new investments. Currently, there is no legislation in place at EU level specifically designed for our industry. Hence, the implications of the new policy framework for the bioplastics sector will be extremely important.   

In recent years, the European Union has made increasing efforts to introduce or adapt policies, regulatory frameworks, and standards to strengthen and implement the bioeconomy and circular economy in Europe, all of which affect the bioplastics sector in one way or other. 

European top-level strategies supporting bioplastics

 

Other relevant policy initiatives include:  

 

Latest EU policy news:

The EU Commission proposal for Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation

29 April 2022|

Author: Maria Negut, Head of EU Affairs at European Bioplastics e.V. The long-awaited EC proposal for Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR) was finally published on 30 March 2022, building upon the “Ecodesign Directive”, which currently only covers energy-related products. Part of the Sustainable Products Initiative (SPI), the proposal for ecodesign is one in a series of [...]

Policy news: April 2022

29 April 2022|

How is the European bioplastics industry seeking to gain more regulatory approval? European Bioplastics (EUBP) recently announced the appointment of Maria Negut as the new Head of EU Affairs. Her job will be to convince EU decision-makers that bioplastics can play a vital role in helping them to achieve their climate goals. Ms. Negut explains the arguments EUBP will [...]

Forthcoming EU policy framework on bio-based, biodegradable and compostable plastics

31 March 2022|

Forthcoming EU policy framework on bio-based, biodegradable and compostable plastics With the public consultation phase now closed, the forthcoming EU policy framework on bio-based, biodegradable and compostable plastics is nearing completion and is expected to be adopted in the second quarter of 2022. It is a crucial piece of legislation for the bioplastics industry, and European Bioplastics (EUBP) welcomes and [...]

EUBP Talk – new webinar series started successfully

31 March 2022|

European Bioplastics (EUBP) successfully kicked-off the new event series “EUBP Talk”, which aims to provide greater insights into the latest developments in the bioplastics industry and into relevant EU policy initiatives by bringing together policy makers, R&D experts, and industry leaders to talk about how bioplastics can contribute to tackling some of the major challenges of our times.    The [...]

European Bioplastics appoints new Head of EU Affairs in Brussels

31 March 2022|

Maria Neguț, Head of EU Affairs European Bioplastics (EUBP) is very pleased to announce the appointment of Maria Neguț as the association’s new Head of EU Affairs who assumed her position on 14 March 2022 and is based in Brussels. Maria follows Joanna Dupont-Inglis who very successfully represented the interests of the bioplastics industry until February 2022. [...]

European Bioplastics appoints new Head of EU Affairs in Brussels

23 March 2022|

Maria Neguț, Head of EU Affairs Berlin, 23 March 2022 – European Bioplastics, the association, representing the bioplastics industry in Europe, is pleased to announce the appointment of Maria Neguț as new Head of EU Affairs. She assumed her position on 14 March 2022 and will be based in Brussels. European Bioplastics (EUBP) and its members are [...]

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