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Profile of registrant


Identification number in the register: 84791296291-88
Registration date: 25/07/11 15:57:58

The information on this organisation was last modified on 30/06/14 13:50:29
The date of the last annual update was 30/06/14 13:50:29

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Assobioplastiche
Legal status: Trade, business and professional association
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Marco Versari
Position: President

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  David Robert Newman
Position: General Secretary

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 183/a Via Cavour 
Rome 00184
Telephone number: (+39) 064875508
Fax number: (+39) 064875513
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: To promote the development of the use of bioplastics in packaging, agricolture and other uses, through education, information, formation, events and newsletters etc.
The Association also works through the legislative process to promote the use of bioplastics and to ensure the application of European packaging standards, in particular UNIEN 13432.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 1.5
Complementary information: As the association has been created in April 2011 it is stil in it's first phase of growth and has only two part-time employees.
It represents however italian and non italian companies active in the sector, producing biopolimers and transforming and marketing them as finished products.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Marco Versari 11/03/14 07/03/15


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

The association was founded in April 2011.
It's first activity has been to present a national survey made to understand how italian citizens view the law banning non biodegradable shopping bags. Over 70% viewed the law favourably.
Further it has worked to pass the Italian law banning mono use plastic bags and to promote their substitution with compostable plastic bags. This law has so far lead to a significant reduction in the sale of mono use plastic bags.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Climate Action
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Environment
  • Food Safety
  • Internal Market


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Funding for the association comes currently exclusively from companies and entities who have joined it and pay a fee. In 2013 this income was 165.000 euros.

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.