Policy-related prerequisites for a sustainable conversion to biobased plastics

Reference number 2018-04712
Coordinator Stiftelsen Chalmers Industriteknik
Funding from Vinnova SEK 968 000
Project duration December 2018 - February 2020
Status Ongoing
Venture Circular and biobased economy
Call Policy and behavioral issues for a biobased circular economy

Purpose and goal

This project aims to create possibilities and guidance for organizations and/or companies which manufactures, contracts or uses bio-based plastics to make sustainable decisions. This will be possible through visualizing policy-related questions and challenges. By this, organizations and/or companies will be able to take decisions to use bio-based plastics with a higher level of confidence than before. The goal is to provide guidance for sustainable decisions for a conversion to bio-based plastics and a clear picture of the barriers and drivers for such conversion.

Expected results and effects

The project aims to provide a clear picture of existing and planned policies and policy instruments as well ass barriers and drivers for conversion to bio-based plastics. In addition, the project will provide guidance on how procurement requirements for products made of bio-based plastics should be set and how to ensure that a sustainable procurement of such products takes place. The effect of these is an increased confidence in decisions concerning the conversion to bio-based plastics, which in the long term can result in a positive impact on the climate.

Planned approach and implementation

At the first stage of the project, existing and planned policies and associated policy instruments should be analyzed. In parallel, barriers and drivers that exist today relating to the conversion to bio-based plastics will be mapped, e.g. through interviews of relevant actors. The results of this analysis and mapping will be used to answer sustainability related questions about arising during procurement or when procurement requirements are set. A plan is to be drawn up and implemented to communicate the results of the project, e.g. through workshops.

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