European Bioplastics welcomes EU bioeconomy strategy and calls for further actions
European Bioplastics, the association of the bioplastics industry in Europe, welcomes the EU Bioeconomy Strategy, presented by Research Commissioner, Maire Geoghegan-Quinn yesterday. The strategy is a good start, but more specific actions to support biobased industries in Europe are needed, says European Bioplastics Chairman Andy Sweetman. The new EU Strategy entitled Innovating for Sustainable Growth: A Bioeconomy for Europe is targeting to drive the transition from a fossil-based economy to a sustainable bioeconomy in Europe. It focuses on measures to boost research and innovation to develop new biobased technologies.