Oxo-biodegradable Plastics Association (OPA)

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.

The Oxo-biodegradable Plastics Association (OPA) will certify as oxo-biodegradable, and will
permit it’s logo to be used, in respect of products which are made using an OPA approved
additive/masterbatch and shown by reports of at testing institutions approved by the OPA
to comply with the following specification. See OPA certificate.

OPA specification- Click to read 

Oxo-degradation of plastics is defined by TC249/WG9 of CEN (the European Standards
Organisation) as degradation identified as resulting from oxidative cleavage of
macromolecules”. And oxo-biodegradation as degradation identified as resulting
from oxidative and cell-mediated phenomena, either simultaneously or successively.