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


Protecting the environment with oxo-biodegradable plastic


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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.

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Subjects of Interest

LATEST NEWS!!

 Eunomia Report Positive for Oxo


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

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Rethinking the future of plastics

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.