Plastics targeted in EU ‘bioeconomy’ plan

Developing a greener economic model will create “huge opportunities” in clean energy, textiles, medicine and a market for “real” biodegradable plastics, a European Commission vice-president said today

Developing a greener economic model will create “huge opportunities” in clean energy, textiles, medicine and a market for “real” biodegradable plastics, European Commission vice-president Jyrki Katainen said on Thursday as he presented the EU executive's updated 'Bioeconomy Strategy'.

The EU executive has agreed 14 concrete measures to boost bio-based sectors, deploy sustainable economic models and track progress towards a sustainable and circular bioeconomy through EU-wide monitoring.

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