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Joint paper on why oxo-degradable plastic packaging is not a solution to plastic pollution, and does

Together with over 150 organisations, EuPC backs the call of the New Plastics Economy to ban oxo-degradable plastic packaging. The joint statement provides information on oxo-degradable plastics packaging and argues for a global ban.

● 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

Access the join statement by clicking on the icon below.

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