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News article14 December 2022Directorate-General for Research and Innovation

Circular Economy Package II - ambitious packaging regulation reducing plastic waste

On 30 November 2022, the European Commission published the Circular Economy Package II. The main objective of the proposal is to ensure for consumers reusable packaging options and, get rid of unnecessary packaging, and to provide clear labels to support correct recycling. The Commission is bringing clarity to consumers and industry on biobased, compostable and biodegradable plastics: setting out for which applications such plastics are truly environmentally beneficial, and how they should be designed, disposed of and recycled.

This proposal refers clearly to the Scientific Opinion of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors to the European Commission informed by the SAPEA Evidence Review Report on ‘Biodegradability of plastics in the open environment’.

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Communication: EU policy framework on biobased, biodegradable and compostable plastics


Publication date
14 December 2022
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation