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Web-based public consultation on a ‘Policy framework on biobased, biodegradable and compostable plastics’

Event date:
07/02/2022 - 12:30
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    The consultation, organized by the Directorate-General for Environment, will provide insight for preparing a new policy framework applying to biobased, biodegradable and compostable plastics. The aim of the new framework - a key deliverable announced in the European Green Deal and the Circular Economy Action Plan, is to address emerging sustainability challenges related to the use of the biobased, biodegradable and compostable plastics and to clarify their role in delivering on Commission’s commitments on a carbon neutral and circular economy.

    Deadline of the consultation: 15 March 2022, 23:45 (CET)

    Target audience

    Citizens, consumers and expert stakeholders including waste organizations, standardization and certification bodies, NGOs, academic, scientific, social and economic partners.

    Why we are consulting

    To include the views of citizens, consumers and expert stakeholders in the preparation of an EU-wide Policy framework applying to biobased, biodegradable and compostable plastics.

    Respond to the consultation

    The consultation survey is available in 5 languages: English, Spanish, Italian, German, and French.

    Respond here: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/BBCPSurvey2021

    Additional information

    The contributions will be included in the preparation of the Policy framework. The latter was announced in the EU Plastics Strategy, European Green Deal and Circular Economy Action Plan. It will aim to clarify the role biobased, biodegradable and compostable plastics can play to deliver on Commission’s commitments on a carbon neutral and circular economy. It will help improve the understanding of the full lifecycle environmental impacts of these plastics as well as the applications which are likely to be the most appropriate to deliver genuine environmental benefits as compared to conventional plastics.

    Legal notice

    The European Union is committed to protecting your personal data and to respecting your privacy. When carrying out consultations we adhere to the policy on 'protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions', based on Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 on processing of personal data by the EU institutions.