On 23rd November from 10-12CET, Glaukos project, Bio-Plastics Europe, European Bioplastics Research Network (EBRN) and the European Bioeconomy Network (EuBioNet) are organising the online workshop “Projects2Policy: Aligning outcomes from EU projects with the EU policy for bio-based and biodegradable plastics” to discuss about the outcomes stemming from the workshop organised on 3rd November, “Unlock the potential of bio-based and biodegradable plastics: challenges to be addressed”, in order to facilitate their adoption in form of Actionable Knowledge for EU Policies.
Please find here the agenda.
The 3rd November workshop engaged around 70 active participants and 99 unique visitors joining the room throughout the event, representing more 51 projects and stakeholders in the bio-based plastics domain from 34 different Countries.
The open debate was structured along the following topics responding to specific requests of EC Policy Officers coming from different DGs and led to the collection of more than 220 contributions form relevant projects.
- System perspective: LCA of Bio-based vs conventional plastics
- End-of-Life options (biodegradability, ecotoxicity, recyclability, leakage, etc.)
- Raising awareness, stakeholder engagement, collaboration and coordination
- Projects’ contribution to EU policies
REPORT OF THE 3rd NOVEMBER WORKSHOP
These two workshops, “Unlock the potential of bio-based and biodegradable plastics: challenges to be addressed” and “Projects2Policy: Aligning outcomes from EU projects with the EU policy for bio-based and biodegradable plastics” are built on the results stemming from the Glaukos Stakeholder Labs workshop “Tackling microplastics pollution: can biodegradable textile and coating be a solution?” and the 6th EBRN Event “Insights from 10 Horizon projects: EU policy for bio-based and biodegradable plastics”, which both took place last June 2022 and the aim was to prepare and summarise outputs from relevant projects in order to facilitate contribution to the EU policy.