Single Use Plastics – Biobased, Biodegradable and Compostable – EU Consultation on a New Policy Framework Initiated

On January 18, 2022, the EU DG for Environment launched a “… public consultation on biobased, biodegradable and compostable plastics … [upon which comments are sought until March 15, 2022; the consultation is intended to] provide insight for preparing a new policy framework on these groups of plastics. The aim of the new framework … is to address emerging sustainability challenges related to [their] use and by driving innovation, enhancing investment certainty within the internal market and increasing environmental protection … [These] plastics currently make up 1% of the global and European plastic market, with an overall expected growth of 5–8% between 2020 and 2025 … [The consultation] maps the following policy areas to be explored: Policy area 1: The sustainability of the biological feedstock used to produce biobased plastics … Policy area 2: The effective biodegradation of biodegradable and compostable plastics and their role in a circular economy … Policy area 3: Widespread confusion …” #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic #FoodPackaging @EU_ENV