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About us

BRANCH ASSOCIATION POLYMERS (BAP) is a non-profit association of companies processing and trading with polymers founded in 1999.

At the national level, BAP is the only branch organization representing plastics convertors, companies trading with polymer raw materials and recyclates.

The Association actively monitors the changes in the Bulgarian and European legislation and cooperates with the Bulgarian institutions in drafting the legal framework affecting the plastics industry in the country by protecting the interests of the polymer industry.

We work for the positive image of the industry to consumers and institutions in order to improve the competitive advantages of the companies in the market. Key principles of our activity are circular economy, sustainability and environmental protection, consumer health and safety.

BRANCH ASSOCIATION POLYMERS is an active member of EuPC – European Plastics Converters Association and the Mediterranean Advisory Board of PlasticsEurope – The Association of Plastics Manufacturers in Europe.

News

  • EU Plastic Tax approved by European Council: A Danger for the EU Single Market & Recovery

    With its latest agreement on the new Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) and coronavirus recovery fund, the European Council has also approved the implementation of the so-called plastic tax as of the 1st of January 2021. The plan foresees a €0.80/kg levy on non-recycled plastic packaging waste to be paid by member states into the EU budget.

  • Minister Dimitrov presents MOEW’s Waste Management Policy to the NA

    Mrs. Tsvetanka Todorova, President of BAP attended a wide-format meeting at the Bulgarian National Assembly of which the Minister of Environment and Water Emil Dimitrov presented the MOEW policy in the Waste Management sector.

    The meeting was attended by MPs from the Environment and Water Commission, the Ministry of Environment and Water and the Executive Environmental Agency, representatives of the National Association of Municipalities in the Republic of Bulgaria, ASECOB, employers and industry organizations. They discussed the MOEW’s current measures to strengthen waste management controls and upcoming legislative initiatives in this direction.

  • Ban on plastic packaging slows down innovation

    In an interview in “Die Welt” the new EU Commissioner for Environment, Virginijus Sinkevicius, thinks aloud about a general ban on plastic packaging in Europe. The Associations representing the European polymer industry consider this idea to be counterproductive and calls on the EU Commissioner to do more to ensure that plastic packaging in Europe does not end up in landfills but is recycled.

Members of BAP

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BAP works on established practices in the developed countries to represent the voice of the industry to the Bulgarian institutions. Membership in BAP provides a good platform to promote your business and increase your sales.

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Membership

We are stronger together

BAP works on established practices in the developed countries to represent the voice of the industry to the Bulgarian institutions. We are in a period of dynamic change and only the united business can defend its interests.

Lobbying and representation

BAP works in close cooperation with the government bodies in the country, which relate to the activity of the companies in the branch. By joining the Association, you can actively participate in the preparation of standpoints and requests to these institutions.

Promoting your business

Membership in BAP provides a good platform to promote your business and increase your sales.

Participation in projects

We are constantly looking for opportunities to fund projects and initiatives for the benefit of our members.

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Partners

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BAP works on established practices in the developed countries to represent the voice of the industry to the Bulgarian institutions. Membership in BAP provides a good platform to promote your business and increase your sales.