UK government opens public consultation on bioplastics

July 25, 2019 |

In the UK, the government us seeking evidence to help it develop standards for biodegradable, compostable and bio-based plastics, and an understanding of its environmental impacts through an open public consultation that closes October 14. The government wants to identify gaps and provide expert advice on:

a) the overall sustainability of bio-based and biodegradable plastic products in comparison with those made from other materials. This could include all aspects of a product’s life-cycle and will help in assessing whether technical standards or other related options are suitable mechanisms to add value for such products

b) existing relevant plastic degradation standards and how, or if, they might be promoted without any adverse effects to the environment and disposal routes

c) the design and implementation of standards for biodegradable plastics to ensure that they fully biodegrade in a reasonable time-frame in specified environments

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