EU: Current situation and trends of the bio-based industries

26 October 2017

In the summer of 2017, researchers at the nova-Institute completed a meta study for BBI-JU, which reviewed about 200 studies around bio-economy in Europe and the world.
The packaging sector is the largest application sector for plastics in general. Italy and France favour the use of biodegradable and compostable plastics through legislation, other countries do not see this as an option. The correlation between framework conditions and market success of bio-based packaging is very high and also strongly affects future projections. Bio-based paper and board packaging show an ongoing growth because of price, properties and an established collection and recycling system in many member states.
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