Oxo-biodegradable Plastics Association A not-for-profit organisation


Protecting the environment with oxo-biodegradable plastic


Videos

VIDEOS

LATEST NEWS...................................OPA in Brussels for Conference on Plastics..................................................Bio-bags unsuitable for recycling................................................... No Surprise - bio-plastics cause problems for recycling ...........................................................................................................Eunomia report positive for Oxo.............................................................................. IK Working Group Q&A - Proves they know nothing about oxo.......................................................................OPA member takes to the air.................................................................................Majority of Brits believe all plastic should be biodegradable and recyclable............................................ OPA Chairman, speaks at Environment Conference in Togo.................................................................................MEP speaks out on oxo-plastic.........................................Californian town cancels plastic bag ban.........................................Arizona calls a halt to bag bans.............................................................. .......................................................Response from OPA on report from Michigan State University ...................................................................French academics criticise EU for failing to understand oxo-biodegradable plastic.............................................................................................................................

Welcome to the Oxo-biodegradable Plastics Association

The Oxo-biodegradable Plastics Association exists to provide information to encourage greater understanding of oxo-biodegradable plastic technology and how it can protect the environment for future generations.

LCA by Intertek puts oxo-biodegradable way ahead of bio-based  - May 2012

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Members are manufacturers, importers, exporters and commercial end-users. There are over 1600 members in  97 countries.

Members

Subjects of Interest

LATEST NEWS!!

 Bio-plastics unsuitable for recycling - Symphony  Environmental Press Release


SUBJECTS OF INTEREST

Agriculture & Horticulture

Bags for Life

Bio-based plastic

Composting

Frequently Asked Questions

Legislation

Life Cycle Assessments

Marine Environment

Misinformation

Oxo-biodegradable general

Paper Bags

Plastic bags, bans and taxes

Recycling

Standards

Waste

Oxo-biodegradable plastic is conventional polyolefin plastic to which small amounts of salts have been added. These are NOT heavy metals. At the end of the useful life of the product these salts catalyse the natural degradation process in the presence of oxygen (i.e. NOT deep in landfill) to cause the molecular breakdown of the polyolefins. The process continues until it is no longer a plastic, and has become a biodegradable material.

Oxo-biodegradable plastic is NOT intended for composting.

Chris Packham, Environmentalist and Broadcaster discusses oxo-biodegradable technology.

Chris Packham, Environmentalist and Broadcaster discusses oxo-biodegradable technology.

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Rethinking the future of plastics