Bioplastics are a “clear and tangible” example of the bio-based economy, EU policymakers and stakeholders have been told. This was the main message to emerge from an awareness raising exhibition and conference on plastics and the bio-economy held in Brussels late last week.
Speaking at the conference on Thursday in the European parliament, Dutch centre-right MEP Lambert van Nistelrooij said bioplastics were a “clear and tangible example of the bio-based economy at work”, but warned that the industry still faced “a number of obstacles” on the road to reaching its full market potential within the EU.
Keywords: plant-based, policy framework, CO2 emissions, EU policy, research, sustainable packaging, environment, biodegradable, compostable
The Parliament.com, 2011-09-26.