EU waste legislation recognizes benefits of bioplastics

Revised legislative package on waste acknowledges that bioplastics play a key role in achieving EU recycling goals

The provisional agreements reached by the European Council and Parliament on the EU waste legislative package published by the Commission in 2015, recognize the benefits of bioplastics. The legislative package includes the revision of the Waste Framework Directive and the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive.

“Bioplastics are recognized for their circular nature. Both directives emphasize the potential of bio-based mechanically recyclable and bio-based compostable plastic packaging to foster a European circular economy”, says François de Bie, Chairman of European Bioplastics (EUBP), the association for the bioplastics industry in Europe, and adds: “Substituting fossil-based feedstock with renewable resources is a key transition that is supported by this new legislation.”

Full press release from European Bioplastics e. V.