In recognition that the bio-based industry is a growing sector in the UK, the government is focussing on innovative new packaging types could help reduce the environmental impact of plastic.  As part of it’s new waste strategy, the government aims to introduce new standards for bio-based and biodegradable plastics.

In 2019, it will launch a ‘call for evidence’ to help advance with the process. Industry stakeholders will be asked for their views in order to examine the demand for bio-based and biodegradable plastics and its benefits and challenges with the main overall aim of helping England to move towards a circular economy i.e. a regenerative system utilising recycling and biodegradability.

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