Two amendments aimed at removing the prohibition exemptions on bioplastic bio-sourced compostable bags were tabled by the Members of Parliament, Ms Barbara Pompili and Mr Damien Adam, as part of the review of the draft law relating to the fight against waste and the circular economy. Although the SPHERE group welcomes the action of the Members of Parliament in addressing the issue of combating plastic pollution, the ban on compostable bioplastics will have significant environmental consequences, will hinder the development of the compostable sector and will also result in all research and innovation into alternatives to conventional plastic being halted.

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