Legislation – (for Standards click on the link)
The governments of the following countries have decided not to ban plastic, instead they have passed legislation making it mandatory to use oxo-biodegradable or crop-based plastic, or in some case oxo-biodegradable plastic only.
This type of legislation supports the local plastic industries in the countries concerned and helps to secure the jobs and livelihoods of thousands of people worldwide.
Oxo-biodegradable Plastic only (Plastic factories and brand owners cannot export to these countries unless their disposable plastic products contain oxo-biodegradable technology.
- Brazil (parts)
- Ivory Coast
- Pakistan (parts)
- Saudi Arabia
Oxo-biodegradable and Hydro-biodegradable Plastic (In these countries the legislation specifies either oxo or hydro technology. In practice, oxo-biodegradable is often the preferred technology as it is cheaper to produce, more flexible in most applications and it can be recycled.
- Argentina (parts)
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Burkina Faso
- Democratic Republic of Congo