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


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Directorate-General for Environment

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 response period for this consultation has ended. Thank you for your input.

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. 

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