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Bioplastics News – Michael Stephen Column
23rd November 2020
Bioplastics News – Michael Stephen Column
OPINION: Oxo-biodegradable plastic and bans
12th November 2020
OPINION: Oxo-biodegradable plastic and bans
Symphony director speaks at Westminster Forum
12th November 2020
Symphony director speaks at Westminster Forum
OPA response to Wales
19th October 2020
OPA response to Wales
OPA briefing note
8th October 2020
OPA briefing note
New French Study confirms d2w oxo-biodegradable plastic will biodegrade in seawater
24th September 2020
New French Study confirms d2w oxo-biodegradable plastic will biodegrade in seawater
OPA critical of HSAC Report
23rd September 2020
OPA critical of HSAC Report
OPA comments on Eunomia Report
14th August 2020
OPA comments on Eunomia Report
Composters don’t want compostable packaging
26th July 2020
Composters don’t want compostable packaging
Queen Mary University London Report
23rd July 2020
Queen Mary University London Report
Bahrain bans non-degradable plastic
23rd July 2020
Bahrain bans non-degradable plastic
OXO Biodegradable Vs Compostable Plastics
25th June 2020
OXO Biodegradable Vs Compostable Plastics
Symphony responds to the attack on the oxo-industry by the BBIA
4th June 2020
Symphony responds to the attack on the oxo-industry by the BBIA
Re-usable bags are not the answer
27th May 2020
Re-usable bags are not the answer
OPA advice to South Africa
26th May 2020
OPA advice to South Africa
Urgent need to replace ordinary plastic with new biodegradable technology
26th May 2020
Urgent need to replace ordinary plastic with new biodegradable technology
OPA Member takes to the air
22nd May 2020
OPA Member takes to the air
A sledgehammer to crack a nut
22nd May 2020
A sledgehammer to crack a nut
21 Reasons Why Compostable is not suitable
22nd May 2020
21 Reasons Why Compostable is not suitable
21 Reasons Why Compostable is not suitable ( in Spanish)
22nd May 2020
21 Reasons Why Compostable is not suitable ( in Spanish)
OPA Comment on Loughborough University Report
21st May 2020
OPA Comment on Loughborough University Report
OPA response to EU Microplastics consultation
21st May 2020
OPA response to EU Microplastics consultation
Plastics reduce Environmental Impact
20th May 2020
Plastics reduce Environmental Impact
Oxo-biodegradable plastic bags should be exempted from Chicago’s ban on plastic bags
20th May 2020
Oxo-biodegradable plastic bags should be exempted from Chicago’s ban on plastic bags
Polymer suppliers not understanding the benefits of oxo-biodegradable technology
20th May 2020
Polymer suppliers not understanding the benefits of oxo-biodegradable technology
Majority of Britons believe all plastic bags should be recyclable and biodegradable
20th May 2020
Majority of Britons believe all plastic bags should be recyclable and biodegradable
Katmandupost – Government toughens ban on plastic bags
20th May 2020
Katmandupost – Government toughens ban on plastic bags
Italian Court Ruling (2015) on marketing of oxo-biodegradable plastic
20th May 2020
Italian Court Ruling (2015) on marketing of oxo-biodegradable plastic
Is Compostable Plastic The Solution for our Plastic Problem?
20th May 2020
Is Compostable Plastic The Solution for our Plastic Problem?
OPA advice to South Africa
20th May 2020
OPA advice to South Africa
Response to BBC coverage on oxo-biodegradable plastic
20th May 2020
Response to BBC coverage on oxo-biodegradable plastic
A sledgehammer to crack a nut
19th May 2020
A sledgehammer to crack a nut
Another lesson in why bag bans don’t work
19th May 2020
Another lesson in why bag bans don’t work
Plastic is not compostable
16th April 2020
Plastic is not compostable
Oxo-biodegradable plastic bags should be exempted from Chicago’s ban on plastic bags
7th April 2020
Oxo-biodegradable plastic bags should be exempted from Chicago’s ban on plastic bags
OPA response to EU Microplastics consultation
7th April 2020
OPA response to EU Microplastics consultation
The emergence of Super Plastics by Axel Barrett
30th March 2020
The emergence of Super Plastics by Axel Barrett
OPA responds to Swiss Report
24th March 2020
OPA responds to Swiss Report
Singapore likes oxo-biodegradable plastic
18th March 2020
Singapore likes oxo-biodegradable plastic
How the plastic panic hurt us
9th March 2020
How the plastic panic hurt us
How the F&B sector can address the issue of plastic pollution
5th March 2020
How the F&B sector can address the issue of plastic pollution
Un resumen: Plásticos en el medio ambiente
2nd March 2020
Un resumen: Plásticos en el medio ambiente
OPA Briefing Note: Plastics in the Environment
2nd March 2020
OPA Briefing Note: Plastics in the Environment
“The Perverse Panic Over Plastic” City Journal
24th February 2020
“The Perverse Panic Over Plastic” City Journal
Tacoma City bag ban is unscientific & unsustainable
4th February 2020
Tacoma City bag ban is unscientific & unsustainable
‘Compostables’ have no place in the circular economy
4th February 2020
‘Compostables’ have no place in the circular economy
Rejects ‘compostable’ plastic and paper
24th January 2020
Rejects ‘compostable’ plastic and paper
CIWM Magazine  – Why supermarkets should not “cave in to plastiphobia”
24th January 2020
CIWM Magazine – Why supermarkets should not “cave in to plastiphobia”
OPA comment on Green Alliance report
20th January 2020
OPA comment on Green Alliance report
Plastiphobia, Microplastics and A Throw-Away Society
1st January 2020
Plastiphobia, Microplastics and A Throw-Away Society
Lumijor are prioritising protecting the environment in the Dominican Republic with d2w packaging.
19th December 2019
Lumijor are prioritising protecting the environment in the Dominican Republic with d2w packaging.
Sustainable Development (Article ABRE 25-11-19)
25th November 2019
Sustainable Development (Article ABRE 25-11-19)
OPA Comments on EMF’s report on Plastics
18th November 2019
OPA Comments on EMF’s report on Plastics
Report says it would be a mistake to ban plastic packaging
12th November 2019
Report says it would be a mistake to ban plastic packaging
OPA submission to BEIS Call for Evidence
11th October 2019
OPA submission to BEIS Call for Evidence
OPA Member responds to attack by BBIA
11th October 2019
OPA Member responds to attack by BBIA
Setting the record straight on oxo-biodegradable plastics
8th October 2019
Setting the record straight on oxo-biodegradable plastics
OPA Chairman interviewed by Voice of Islam Radio
17th September 2019
OPA Chairman interviewed by Voice of Islam Radio
OPA Chairman comments on EU legislation
13th September 2019
OPA Chairman comments on EU legislation
Industry Association strikes back on EU Legislation
2nd September 2019
Industry Association strikes back on EU Legislation
Symphony Director interviewed by the BBC
2nd September 2019
Symphony Director interviewed by the BBC
Grupo Bimbo presents new biodegradable packaging program
22nd August 2019
Grupo Bimbo presents new biodegradable packaging program
Very Important study on biodegradable plastic
16th August 2019
Very Important study on biodegradable plastic
Redesigning plastic itself could help solve the problem
15th August 2019
Redesigning plastic itself could help solve the problem
Former MEP, says there is no justification for the EU policy on plastic
22nd July 2019
Former MEP, says there is no justification for the EU policy on plastic
Westminster Food and Nutrition Forum- Speech by OPA Chairman
16th July 2019
Westminster Food and Nutrition Forum- Speech by OPA Chairman
OPA chairman answers questions on oxo-biodegradability
2nd July 2019
OPA chairman answers questions on oxo-biodegradability
Britain’s lead in biodegradable plastic stymied by Brussels – James Rothwell
23rd June 2019
Britain’s lead in biodegradable plastic stymied by Brussels – James Rothwell
OPA comments on European Union legislation
23rd May 2019
OPA comments on European Union legislation
OPA Comments on Plymouth University Study
12th April 2019
OPA Comments on Plymouth University Study
Plastics Chiefs blast the EU- by Maggie Pagano
28th March 2019
Plastics Chiefs blast the EU- by Maggie Pagano
UK Judge find the case for oxo-biodegradable plastic proven
30th November 2018
UK Judge find the case for oxo-biodegradable plastic proven
Un juge britannique trouve les arguments sue les plastique oxo-biodegradable irrefutables
28th November 2018
Un juge britannique trouve les arguments sue les plastique oxo-biodegradable irrefutables
Juez del reino unido considera el caso de plastic oxibiodegrable probado
28th November 2018
Juez del reino unido considera el caso de plastic oxibiodegrable probado
OPA Chairman speaks at EU Plastics Conference
10th October 2018
OPA Chairman speaks at EU Plastics Conference
Not surprising that bio-plastics cause problems for recycling
19th September 2018
Not surprising that bio-plastics cause problems for recycling
Response to BBC coverage on oxo-biodegradable plastic
20th July 2018
Response to BBC coverage on oxo-biodegradable plastic
OPA responds to MSU Report
30th May 2018
OPA responds to MSU Report
Symphony Environmental at the European Business Summit in Brussels
29th May 2018
Symphony Environmental at the European Business Summit in Brussels
Results of YouGov Survey
18th April 2018
Results of YouGov Survey
Short film on BBC World Service about oxo-biodegradable plastic technology
29th January 2018
Short film on BBC World Service about oxo-biodegradable plastic technology
OPA responds to EU Commission Report ( Jan 2018)
19th January 2018
OPA responds to EU Commission Report ( Jan 2018)
Why oxo-biodegradable plastic technology can help
5th January 2018
Why oxo-biodegradable plastic technology can help
Carrier bag litter up 38% in Scotland, since charge was introduced
5th January 2018
Carrier bag litter up 38% in Scotland, since charge was introduced
Upgrade the plastic don’t ban or tax it
4th December 2017
Upgrade the plastic don’t ban or tax it
Reply from Professor Jakubowicz to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation 2-8-17
21st August 2017
Reply from Professor Jakubowicz to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation 2-8-17
University of Nottingham- Plastic from shrimp shells?
13th January 2017
University of Nottingham- Plastic from shrimp shells?
Are we there yet? (new analysis by experts in ocean currents)
16th July 2016
Are we there yet? (new analysis by experts in ocean currents)
OPA Comments on UNEP report
16th September 2015
OPA Comments on UNEP report
Another lesson in why bag bans don’t work
27th August 2015
Another lesson in why bag bans don’t work
How a ban on plastic bags can go wrong
18th August 2015
How a ban on plastic bags can go wrong
Symphony responds to BPF
9th August 2015
Symphony responds to BPF
Successful farm trial for oxo-film
8th September 2013
Successful farm trial for oxo-film