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FAQ JUN 2017 European Bioplastics e.V. Marienstr.
19/20 10117 Berlin In January 2017, the European Commission presented its EU Roadmap for the Strategy on Plastics in a Circular Economy. Alternatives to fossil feedstock such as biomass or CO2 will be taken into account for the manufacture of plastics. Furthermore, diverse end-of-life options will be assessed. Making use of biodegradation properties of bioplastics will help to divert organic waste from landfill and will help reduce plastic leakage into the environment. http://www.european-bioplastics.org/policy/ http://docs.european-bioplastics.org/publications/pp/EUBP_PP_Circular_economy_package.pdf What policies would be needed to pave the way for a full-scale market introduction of bioplastics in Europe? The European bioplastics industry has a strong record for developing innovative technological solutions and aligning industrial objectives with environmental sustainability. In order for Europe to reinforce its position as a front-runner of resource efficiency and green growth, forward-looking sectors with strong environmental credentials and growth potential, such as bioplastics, need to be promoted. European Bioplastics has identified a number of key issues at political and regulatory level that will need to be addressed to ensure that the bioplastics sector can unfold its full environmental, economic, and social potential in Europe. These key issues are: phone fax European Bioplastics e.V. • Guaranteeing access to competitively priced agricultural feedstock and biomass in sufficient quantities and quality, and establishing a level playing field for industrial use of biomass with an integrated EU policy approach for material and energy uses of biomass and feedstock. e-mail web Marienstr. 19/20, 10117 Berlin +49.30.28 48 23 50 +49.30.28 48 23 59 email@example.com www.european-bioplastics.org • Providing financial and political support through supportive market mechanisms similar to the “BioPreferred programme” in the United States or national investment programmes in several countries in South-East Asia. Additionally, Europe should further encourage a market shift towards increased production and use of bio-based products, in order to support and stimulate industry in Europe. This could involve incentivising the use of bio-based materials or putting a price tag on fossil carbon through carbon pricing mechanisms. • Raising awareness and informing consumers about the importance of a transition to a bio-based circular economy and the benefits and essential role of products such as bioplastics in that shift. http://www.european-bioplastics.org/policy/ http:///docs.european-bioplastics.org/publications/pp/EuBP_PP_ Feedstock_availability.pdf http://docs.european-bioplastics.org/publications/pp/EUBP_PP_ Circular_economy_package.pdf June 2017 European Bioplastics e.V. Marienstraße 19/20 10117 Berlin Phone: +49 (0) 30 284 82 350 Fax: +49 (0) 30 284 84 359 firstname.lastname@example.org www.european-bioplastics.org 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 26