A report in January 2017 by Friends of the Earth stated that

“The bio-plastics industry use their green-sounding credentials to position themselves as helping to speed the reduction in fossil fuel use and solving the ever-growing plastic pollution and marine litter issues. However, there is clear evidence that bio-plastics do not solve many of these problems and in fact may create new ones.”

Read The Joint Position Paper – Bioplastics in a Circular Economy:
The need to focus on
waste reduction and prevention to avoid false solutions


Click to see why Hydro Biodegradable Plastic (HBP) sometimes called ‘bioplastic’, ‘bio-based’, ‘crop-based’ or ‘compostable’ plastic is the wrong technology. 21 reasons why

Bad news for compostable plastics from german courts (3-10-14), Click to read

OPA responds to SPIBC claims on oxo-biodegradable plastic, Click to read 

EU plastics industry advises against bio-based plastic, Click to read

Food Industry Position on OXO degradable compounds, Click to read

German ngo says compostable plastic has no significant advantage (March 2014), Click to read

To produce just 3 tonnes of Green Polyethylene –land equal to the size of a football pitch of sugar cane is needed.