Policy2022-08-18T12:53:42+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:

Proposed new packaging rules acknowledge environmental and climate benefits of compostable plastic packaging – Commission misses opportunity to fully embrace necessary shift to biobased feedstock

1 December 2022|

Yesterday (30 November), the European Commission adopted the first parts of its long-awaited proposal for the second Circular Economy Package including a policy framework for biobased, biodegradable and compostable plastics as well as a proposal for a new Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR). European Bioplastics (EUBP) welcomes the included new rules on packaging and bioplastics. The industry appreciates [...]

Policy News: November 2022

1 December 2022|

More is needed to embrace the benefits of the bioeconomy On 30 November, the Commission published a proposal for a Regulation on Packaging and Packaging Waste (PPWR) and a Communication for a policy framework for bio-based, biodegradable and compostable plastics. The European Bioeconomy Alliance (EUBA), representing 13 leading European organisations from various sectors active in the bioeconomy, considers the [...]

Proposed new packaging rules acknowledge environmental and climate benefits of compostable plastic packaging

30 November 2022|

Commission misses opportunity to fully embrace necessary shift to biobased feedstock Berlin, 30 November 2022 – European Bioplastics (EUBP) welcomes the proposed new rules on packaging and bioplastics adopted today by the European Commission. “We appreciate the Commission’s first comprehensive policy framework on innovative bioplastic materials, acknowledging their potential to provide genuine environmental benefits. EUBP in particular commends the [...]

Draft revision proposal of PPWD: bioplastics industry sends incendiary letter to Commission Presidency regarding devastating consequences for the sector

25 November 2022|

The recently published leak of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD) revision proposal sent a shock wave to the affected industries within Europe and beyond. The bioplastics industry finds itself confronted with a factual ban on most compostable plastics packaging. The ban has the potential to shut down wide sections of the industry concerned in Europe. The draft Proposal [...]

A successful European Green Deal needs a strong bioeconomy

31 October 2022|

The big picture, as formulated in the European Green Deal, is quite clear: Europe needs to become a more sustainable, resilient, and competitive economy. The bioeconomy has a huge potential to contribute to the Green Deal transition as it encompasses all sectors involving the use of renewable resources, without comprising biodiversity goals. It is by making the shift to [...]

Bioplastics community gathers at EUBP Conference in Berlin – programme available now

31 October 2022|

The European Bioplastics (EUBP) Conference, the leading business and networking event for the bioplastics industry, will take place on 6/7 December 2022 in Berlin. Its long-awaited conference programme was just recently published. “The success story of this conference continues in its 17th edition. We look forward to welcoming the international bioplastics community in Berlin”, says Hasso von Pogrell, EUBP’s [...]

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