BBIA criticises Resourcing the Future’s (RTF) report on plastics, ‘Eliminating avoidable plastic waste by 2042: a use-based approach to decision and policy-making’, for the misinformation on bioplastics contained in the report.

BBIA feels that the report contains a number of inaccuracies that mislead the public and are damaging to the bioplastics sector at a time of unprecedented interest in plastics waste. BBIA asks that the report be withdrawn and a public correction issued.

BBIA has released a response document addressing what it feels to be serious inaccuracies and inadequacies in the report. You can read the response document in full at this link:

Please find a selection of reference documents on the topic of bioplastics for more information:

Bioplastics and the circular economy

Biobased plastics in a circular economy: Policy suggestions for biobased and biobased biodegradable plastics

PLA in the waste stream

Monitoring activities on plastics and compostable bioplastics in organic recycling plants

Compostable plastic bags and anaerobic digestion