Colombia is a pioneer in circular economy in Latin America. In 2019, the Colombian government launched the official National Strategy for Circular Economy (NSEC), becoming the first country in Latin America to set the topic high in its political agenda. The NSEC is a program whose objective is to maximize the added value of production and consumption systems in economic (profitability), environmental (climate change) and social (employment) terms, based on the circularity of flows of materials, energy and water. One of the six lines of action that the NSEC emphasizes (iii) is related to optimization and biomass utilization. The introduction of biobased and/or biodegradable plastics to replace fossil plastics and making better use of biomass, proposed in this project, falls under this line of action.
|Effective start/end date||1/01/21 → 31/12/21|