Consultation on biodegradable and compostable plastics

The Open Public Consultation commissioned by DG Environment of the European Commission under the contract “Support to the European Commission in preparation of an EU-wide policy framework on biobased, biodegradable and compostable plastics” is approaching its end in two weeks time. The deadline to respond to the consultation is the 14th of March (12 pm). 

The aim of the Consultation is 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. The contributions will be included in the preparation of the Policy framework.


According to the European Commission, 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.

We hope that you can take the time to make a contribution, and if not, we request if you would please consider doing so!

The survey can be accessed via a DG ENV web site:

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