5 Februar 2013

Bioplastics body wants more from EU policy

Bioplastics production is growing faster in Asia and South America than it is in Europe

In October last year, the European Commission announced six priority areas as part of a renewed industrial policy that it hopes will improve industry’s share of the EU’s GDP from the current level of 15.6% to approximately 20% by 2020.

The six priority areas are: advanced manufacturing technologies for clean production, markets for key enabling technologies, bio-based products, sustainable construction and raw materials, clean vehicles, and smart grids.

European plastics associations have responded positively to the Commission’s policy priorities, but they also have varied and diverging concerns.

… Full text: www.prw.com/subscriber/newscat2.html?cat=1&channel=310&id=2275

Tags: production capacity, EU policy framework, Public Private Partnership, investment funds, bio-based products, biorefinery technology

Source: PRW.com, 2013-02-05.

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