Appointment of new Head of EU Affairs in Brussels
European Bioplastics and its members are happy to welcome Roberto Ferrigno as part of the EUBP team. Bioplastics have become an increasingly important topic in the debate of the European Union’s efforts to achieve its ambitious climate goals. “Roberto perfectly fits into the EUBP team, into this group of proven experts when it comes to biobased and compostable plastics,” says Stefan Barot, Chairman of EUBP. “He’s already been working within the bioplastics industry for a long time and brings with him many years of experience in Brussels. I have no doubt that he is the right person to represent our industry’s interests in the capital of Europe at this crucial time,” he adds.
Representing the bioplastics industry in EuropeFor many years, Ferrigno has been working with a great number of different stakeholders from the bioeconomy. He is now looking forward to taking up new challenges by representing the bioplastics industry in Europe. “It’s the right time to join EUBP. The Green Deal and its related policy initiatives provide a unique opportunity to achieve a comprehensive acknowledgement of bioplastics and their role in establishing a resource-efficient, climate-friendly biobased economy in Europe,” says Ferrigno. He intends to make sure that EUBP continues to play an active part in the discussions impacting the bioplastics sector by engaging with EU policy makers and the broader range of stakeholders.