Over 150 organisations back call to ban oxo-degradable plastic packaging

New study of the Ellen MacArthur foundation. November 6 2017.


  • Oxo-degradable plastics are being produced and sold in many countries, with society being led to believe they safely biodegrade in nature.
  • Yet significant evidence suggests oxo-degradable plastics do not safely biodegrade, but fragment into small pieces, contributing to microplastics pollution.
  • Over 150 organisations worldwide endorse a new statement that proposes banning oxo-degradable plastic packaging worldwide.
  • Signatories include leading businesses, industry associations, NGOs, scientists, and elected officials. They include M&S, PepsiCo, Unilever, Veolia, British Plastics Federation, Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association, Packaging South Africa, Greenpeace, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Plymouth Marine Laboratory, and ten Members of the European Parliament.

You can download the study summary here: EMF oxo news release

You can download the full statement here:  EMF Oxo paper


You can download the Video from: https://youtu.be/EGJHj_vOE1c