26 September 2011

EU urged to support European bioplastics industry

Main messages from conference on plastics and the bio-economy held in Brussels

Bioplastics are a “clear and tangible” example of the bio-based economy, EU policymakers and stakeholders have been told. This was the main message to emerge from an awareness raising exhibition and conference on plastics and the bio-economy held in Brussels late last week.

Speaking at the conference on Thursday in the European parliament, Dutch centre-right MEP Lambert van Nistelrooij said bioplastics were a “clear and tangible example of the bio-based economy at work”, but warned that the industry still faced “a number of obstacles” on the road to reaching its full market potential within the EU.

… Full text: www.theparliament.com/latest-news/article/newsarticle/eu-urged-to-support-european-bioplastics-industry/

Keywords: plant-based, policy framework, CO2 emissions, EU policy, research, sustainable packaging, environment, biodegradable, compostable

Source: The Parliament.com, 2011-09-26.

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