Bioplaster: Fakta och siffror 1
FAQ JUN 2017 European Bioplastics e.V. Marienstr.
19/20 10117 Berlin phone fax e-mail web European Bioplastics e.V. Marienstr. 19/20, 10117 Berlin +49.30.28 48 23 50 +49.30.28 48 23 59 firstname.lastname@example.org www.european-bioplastics.org X POLITICAL FRAMEWORK What regulatory framework is there for bioplastics on EU-level and what initiatives are underway? In contrast to the policy areas of biofuels and renewable energies, there is currently no EU-wide legislative framework to support the use of renewable raw materials for plastic solutions. The European Union has, however, started to acknowledge the important role of bioplastics to drive the transition to a circular economy and in decoupling economic growth from the depletion of fossil resources. A number of strategies and policy initiatives are currently underway that are relevant for the success of the bioplastics industry in Europe to unfold its full environmental, economic, and social potential, including. • Europe 2020 / Innovation Union • Lead Markets Initiative for Bio-based Products • Resource Efficiency Strategy • Key Enabling Technologies • Horizon 2020 • Bioeconomy Strategy • Circular Economy Package The Circular Economy Package, published in December 2015 by the European Commission, outlines plans that respond to some of the main challenges of our time: the waste of energy and resources produced by our linear economy. The underlying principle of the circular economy is that waste should be regarded as a valuable resource. Bioplastics can play an essential role in the transition to a circular economy and linking it to the bioeconomy. Therefore, the Circular Economy Package will need to address a range of economic sectors and introduce concrete provisions to stimulate the bioeconomy and use of bio-based materials and introduce additional economic measures to promote the market penetration of bio-based products, including Green Public Procurement and an EU-wide Eco-label, both of which consider a certain bio-based content of products, as well as the creation of a levelplaying-field regarding access to bio-based feedstock in the EU. As part of the Circular Economy Package, the European waste legislation is currently being revised, including the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive, the Waste Framework Directive, and the Directive on landfilling of waste, all of which are crucial elements in the transition towards a lowcarbon, bio-based circular economy. The Communication on the Circular Economy Package ‘Closing the loop – an EU action plan for the Circular Economy’ acknowledges that ‘bio-based materials present advantages due to their renewability, biodegradability and compostability’. The Action Plan also outlines many other initiatives such as the revision of the Fertilisers Regulation, the creation of a Plastics Strategy, an Ecodesign Directive, and a potential revision of the Bioeconomy Strategy. VR 19997 Nz, Amtsgericht Charlottenburg, USt-IdNr. DE235874231 HypoVereinsbank Rosenheim, BLZ 711 200 77, Konto 6356800, IBAN DE26 7112 0077 0006 3568 00, BIC/SWIFT HYVEDEMM448 25