PAPILLONS will join the 6th European Bioplastic Research Network (EBRN) event on the Insights of Policy Aspects on the 22nd of June from 10 to 12 CET online.
The event’s topic is the EU Policy for bio-based and biodegradable Plastics.
The event, organized by the BIO-PLASTICS EUROPE project, will bring together representatives of 10 Horizon projects as well as numerous EU policy officers in the field of bio-based and biodegradable plastics to discuss recommendations to EU policy for these materials. The event will be livestreamed on the BIO-PLASTICS EUROPE YouTube channel. To find out more about the event, as well as the uploaded presentations in PDF format publicly, visit the event website here:
Questions to be discussed will involve:
On reaching policy targets:
What role for biobased and biodegradable plastics in reaching the 2030 targets of the EU Zero Pollution Action Plan (Reduce by at least 50% plastic litter at sea, Reduce by at least 30% microplastics released into the environment.
How do you consider the recommendation from the EU Science Advisory Mechanism Opinion on Biodegradable Plastics (2020) to limit the use of biodegradable plastics in the open environment to specific applications for which reduction, reuse, and recycling are not feasible
Is there coherent testing and certification standards for biodegradation of plastic in the open environment including the marine environment?
On scaling up solutions:
How can we ensure that scientific knowledge and solutions are transferred to relevant actors in society (including policymakers) and implemented at large scale?