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:

Revision of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive – a cornerstone in the regulatory environment for bioplastics

30 June 2022|

In its efforts to tackle the challenges related to waste, overpackaging, and sustainable production, the European Commission not only introduces additional regulations, such as the Single-use Plastics Directive, but also focuses on revising existing legislation. A milestone in the EU’s approach to respond to the environmental challenges we are facing is the revision of the Packaging and Packaging Waste [...]

EU Bioeconomy progress report acknowledges important role of bioplastics within the bioeconomy

30 June 2022|

The recently published "EU Bioeconomy Strategy Progress Report" presents the state of play of the implementation of the 2018 updated Bioeconomy Strategy and Action Plan and the overall progress of the bioeconomy in Europe.    In the report the Commission concludes that the actions are well on track and already contributed to the objectives of the Green Deal, namely for [...]

EUBP Meetup – The Brussels Bubble

30 June 2022|

On 22 June 2022, for the first time after the Covid-19 outbreak, European Bioplastics (EUBP) invited political stakeholders to a networking event in Brussels. François de Bie, Chairman of EUBP, welcomed the over 70 guests in the premises of the Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to the European Union. De Bie expressed his appreciation for the great number of [...]

European Bioplastics Conference – Call for Papers

30 June 2022|

Become a speaker at the 17th European Bioplastics Conference, taking place on 6/7 December 2022, at the Maritim proArte Hotel Berlin, Germany!  Our conference will focus on the latest innovations in bio-based and biodegradable plastics, the current political landscape, as well as environmental aspects, and opportunities for growth in the circular economy. You are invited to submit proposals for a [...]

Policy News: June 2022

30 June 2022|

Why the EU’s Taxonomy Climate Delegated Act correctly lists bio-based plastics as “green investments” The Climate Delegated Act supplementing the Taxonomy Regulation clearly supports “plastics derived wholly or partially from renewable feedstock” as “substantially contributing to climate change mitigation”. In order to meet the European Union’s climate and energy targets for 2030 and reach the objectives of the European [...]

Why the EU’s Taxonomy Climate Delegated Act correctly lists bio-based plastics as “green investments”

31 May 2022|

In order to meet the European Union’s climate and energy targets for 2030 and reach the objectives of the European Green Deal, the European Commission aims at directing investments towards sustainable projects and activities. This requires a common language and a clear definition of what “sustainable” means. Therefore, the Commission’s Action Plan on Financing Sustainable Growth called for the creation of a [...]

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