BBIA continues to endorse the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s (EMF) New Plastics Economy statement on oxo-degradable plastic packaging, calling for it to be banned worldwide.

The EMF’s statement was originally published on 6 November 2017 but was temporarily removed in June 2018 after concerns were raised by a third party. Having fully considered these queries and reviewed the evidence available to date, the EMF’s view continues to be that a precautionary approach should be adopted and oxo-degradable plastics should be banned until further detailed research is carried out on their behaviour in real world environments, and the statement has been re-uploaded to the New Plastics Economy website.

The full statement can be viewed on the New Plastics Economy website.