Biodegradability of plastics in the open environment

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From a scientific point of view and an end-of-life perspective, and applying to plastics that biodegrade either in the terrestrial, riverine or marine environments, and considering the waste hierarchy and circular economy approach, what are the criteria and corresponding applications of such plastics that are beneficial to the environment, compared with non-biodegradable plastics?

SAPEA will assemble a group of leading experts from across multiple scientific disciplines to conduct this evidence review for the European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors as part of the Scientific Advice Mechanism.

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The report is expected to be published by the end of 2020.

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