The new consortium is joined by:
- producers / importers of biodegradable and compostable plastic packaging materials (“Producers”);
- manufacturers / converters of biodegradable and compostable plastic packaging and / or related semi-finished products, including importers of empty biodegradable and compostable plastic packaging and / or related semi-finished products (“Transformers”).
As proposed by Biorepack, in March 2021, CONAIhas redetermined the environmental contribution for all bioplastic packaging.
It will be reduced to EUR 294/ton starting from 1 July 2021.
Therefore, for the first time in Europe, an extended producer responsibility system has created a consortium to promote biodegradable and compostable plastic packaging with an ad hoc environmental contribution.
“The new environmental contribution for bioplastic packaging, decided just over three months from the official recognition of Biorepack, is the result of intense and very productive work“, says CONAI President Luca Ruini. “It represents a step towards the development of the new consortium, which will allow to optimise the recycling process of biodegradable and compostable packaging within the organic waste chain. This is its natural course”.
“An excellent teamwork between Biorepack and CONAI allowed to achieve this very important result, which brings benefit to the entire system and confirms the value of organic recycling”, says Marco Versari, President of Biorepack. “Thanks to the integration between new materials, and collection and treatment technologies, we are the European country with the most efficient organic fraction management system, a real model of bioeconomy able to offer concrete solutions in the name of circularity of resources and sustainable development“.
Biodegradable and compostable plastic packaging is certified and compliant with harmonised UNI EN 13432:2002 by accredited bodies.