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Europe Must Continue to Invest in the Bioplastic Revolution


It is imperative to seize the momentum of recent policy developments at both European and international level, argues Philippe Mengal.

 

This is particularly important following the political efforts linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Paris Climate Agreement and a number of EU legislative initiatives such as the Plastics Strategy and the Circular Economy Action Plan.

 

The Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) came into being as the catalyst in building a competitive and sustainable bio-based industry sector in Europe, paving the way to the post-petroleum era.

 

“Today more than ever, it is important to ensure that European citizens have access to green and affordable bio-based products with a positive impact on the environment”, says Philippe Mengal. It is time to embrace the bio-plastic revolution by keeping investments in Europe. “By investing in Europe, we are innovating for the world”, he continues.

 

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