Circular economy for plastics: amending the definitions of ‘bioplastic’, ‘biodegradable’, ‘recyclable’ and ‘bio-based plastics’ (doi:10.15454/UUEIQN)

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Citation

Title:

Circular economy for plastics: amending the definitions of ‘bioplastic’, ‘biodegradable’, ‘recyclable’ and ‘bio-based plastics’

Identification Number:

doi:10.15454/UUEIQN

Distributor:

Portail Data INRAE

Date of Distribution:

2021-06-08

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1

Bibliographic Citation:

Buche, Patrice; Aubin, Sophie; Beaugrand, Johnny; Berteloot, Marie; Boutrou, Rachel; Gontard, Nathalie; Guillard, Valérie, 2021, "Circular economy for plastics: amending the definitions of ‘bioplastic’, ‘biodegradable’, ‘recyclable’ and ‘bio-based plastics’", https://doi.org/10.15454/UUEIQN, Portail Data INRAE, V1

Study Description

Citation

Title:

Circular economy for plastics: amending the definitions of ‘bioplastic’, ‘biodegradable’, ‘recyclable’ and ‘bio-based plastics’

Identification Number:

doi:10.15454/UUEIQN

Authoring Entity:

Buche, Patrice (INRAE - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique)

Aubin, Sophie (INRAE - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique)

Beaugrand, Johnny (INRAE - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique)

Berteloot, Marie (INRAE - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique)

Boutrou, Rachel (INRAE - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique)

Gontard, Nathalie (INRAE - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique)

Guillard, Valérie (INRAE - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique)

Distributor:

Portail Data INRAE

Access Authority:

Buche, Patrice

Depositor:

Buche, Patrice

Date of Deposit:

2021-05-19

Study Scope

Keywords:

Food Safety and Toxicology, Material Science and Engineering

Abstract:

This work address the divergences in specific plastics-related terms that are widely employed but have subtly different or only vaguely defined meanings for different scientific communities and sectors of activity. Some terms are defined at the highest institutional level but are incomplete or imprecise, while others remain undefined based on EUR-Lex reference resources. Here we provide a methodized case study on a selected panel of four terms for which definitions require consolidation, i.e. ‘bio-based plastic’, ‘bioplastic’, ‘biodegradable’ and ‘recycling’. We followed a methodology based on a four-step process starting by reviewing and collecting definitions, then submitting them via questionnaire to an expert stakeholder panel for criticism. Based on the main issues raised, we then amended the definitions of the terms and re-surveyed the same stakeholder panel to get their feedback and global appraisal. This paper presents and argues for the final set of amended definitions.

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