13 April 2016

“Open-Bio Workshop” on EU Ecolabels to take place in Brussels in May

One-day event to focus on validating interim results and recommendations

Stakeholders interested in the EU’s “Open-Bio project” (www.biobasedeconomy.eu), which is developing methods to determine bio-based content and biodegradability in an effort to accelerate the uptake of certification systems for bio-based products (see PIEWeb of 02.05.2013), are invited to join a workshop on “EU Ecolabel for bio-based products”, to be held in Brussels / Belgium on 25 May.

Organised by nova-Institut (Knapsack / Germany; www.nova-institut.de), the one-day event will focus on validating the interim results and recommendations. The project itself focuses on how markets for bio-based products can be opened by means of standardisation, labelling and procurement. Topics to be discussed include whether the EU Ecolabel can be extended to explicitly cover bio-based products, if there are conflicts in terms of harmonisation and whether additional criteria are needed to adequately label bio-based products.

The workshop is free of charge but limited to 40 participants. For more information, contact Asta Partanen, tel: +49(0)2233 481459, e-mail: asta.partanen@nova-institut.de

Source: Plastics Information Europe, 2016-04-12.

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