EU takes action against oxo-degradable plastics

The European Commission has recommended EU-wide measures be taken against so-called ‘oxo-degradable‘ plastics. In a report published earlier this month, the Commission said that “a process to restrict the use of oxo-plastics in the EU will be started”. European Bioplastics (EUBP), the association of the bioplastics industry in Europe, strongly welcomes this clear commitment to take action. Read More

Oxo Biodegradable plastic & harmful side

Oxo-biodegradable plastics are made by blending small % of pro-oxidant additives into conventional plastics during the manufacturing process. These additives contain heavy metals such as zinc, nickel, cobalt, manganese, etc., which cause plastics’ molecular structure to break down when exposed to heat or UV light. The terms “Oxo-degradable” or “Oxo-biodegradable” suggest that the Oxo-added products Read More