Event organised by EUBA brings MEPs and industry together to discuss synergies between the bioeconomy and the circular economy

January 2017 - A successful and well-represented event organised by the European Bioeconomy Alliance (EUBA) brought together MEPs, Member State representatives, the scientific community and representatives from industry to discuss The role of Bioeconomy in the Circular Economy: taking circularity beyond waste at the European Parliament, on 12 January. The session, hosted by MEPs Miapetra Kumpula-Natri and Miriam Dalli (both from the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats – S&D), took the opportunity to showcase innovative biobased products and provide information, from both sector and scientific perspectives, on the relevance of the sustainable production of primary feedstock in Europe, to stimulate the transition from a linear to a circular economic model.

During the event, participants exchanged views on important regulations and policy frameworks that touch upon the bioeconomy and biobased products including the EU Forest Strategy, the 2030 Framework for Climate and Energy, standards for biobased products and the circular economy, emphasising the need for a coherent and integrated policy framework.