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Circular Economy Package II

Circular Economy Package II

14 December 2022
The European Commission's Circular Economy Package II clearly refers to the work of the Scientific Advice Mechanism on biodegradability of plastics.

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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