CONAI Determines ad-hoc Fee Modulation for Bioplastic Packaging

01 March 2021

Milan, 1 March 2021 – As proposed by Biorepack, the Italian National Consortium for the organic recycling of biodegradable and compostable plastic packaging, the CONAI Board of Directors has determined an ad-hoc environmental contribution for all bioplastic packaging.

The contribution will be reduced to EUR 294/tonne and will enter into force from 1 July 2021.

Therefore, for the first time in Europe, an extended producer responsibility system has created a consortium to promote biodegradable and compostable plastic packaging with an ad hoc compliance fee.

“The new environmental contribution for bioplastic packaging, which was planned after just three months from the official recognition of Biorepack, is the result of intense and very productive work”, says CONAI President Luca Ruini. “It represents a step forward in the development of the new consortium that will allow to optimise the recycling process of biodegradable and compostable packaging within the organic waste chain. This is its natural course”.

“An excellent collaboration between Biorepack and CONAI allowed to achieve this very important result, which brings benefit to the entire system and confirms the value of organic recycling”, says Marco Versari, President of Biorepack. “Thanks to the integration of new materials, and collection and treatment technologies, we are the European country with the most efficient organic fraction management system, a real model of bioeconomy able to offer concrete solutions in the name of circularity of resources and sustainable development“.

For questions and further information, you can consult the website or contact the toll-free number CONAI 800337799 (available only in Italy)

Biodegradable and compostable plastic packaging complies with the UNI EN 13432:2002 standard and is certified by accredited third parties.