On 30th September, the European Research Agency (REA) organised a “Cluster Meeting of Projects Contributing to the EU Plastics Strategy”. LABPLAS Coordinator Prof. Ricardo Beiras (Universidade de Vigo-Ecotox) presented LABPLAS project’s objectives, activities and expected impacts in Session 2: Tackling Plastic Pollution.
Eleven other EU H2020 projects which were kick-started in the spring of 2021 were also invited to present their projects in different areas including improving the sorting, separation and recycling of multi-layer materials, understanding plastics in the environment, monitoring plastics pollution and tackling plastics in agriculture.
Other ongoing EU H2020 projects, working on research and innovation in the area of plastics in the circular economy, were also invited to join the meeting. EU policymakers from the relevant DGs: DG RTD, DG ENV, DG AGRI, DG GROW contributed to the discussions during the Questions and Answers sessions. Making this a great opportunity to build bridges and maximise synergies among other EU H2020 projects in the area of plastics and circular economy.
LABPLAS aims to provide policymakers with scientifically sound tools to contribute to a more rational Plastics Governance.
EU Plastic Strategy
The EU’s plastics strategy aims to transform the way plastic products are designed, produced, used and recycled in the EU.
The EU adopted a European strategy for plastics in January 2018. It is part of the EU’s circular economy action plan, and builds on existing measures to reduce plastic waste.
The plastics strategy aims to protect our environment and reduce marine litter, greenhouse gas emissions and our dependence on imported fossil fuels. It will support more sustainable and safer consumption and production patterns for plastics.
The plastics strategy also aims to transform the way plastic products are designed, produced, used and recycled in the EU.
For more information: EU PlasticStrategy