CARE ABOUT OUR PLANET?
CERTIFIED OXO-BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC PRODUCTS
WhY IT MATTERS?
PlanetOxoPositive® plastic products are the smart way for your business to show commitment to the environment by utilising environmentally preferable cost effective solutions that are oxo-biodegradable.
The PlanetOxoPositive® certified trademark is intended to be used on and to promote plastic products that are recyclable, but which are also oxo-biodegradable if they do end up in the environment such as waterways and landfill sites.
Everyday plastics such as recyclable retail carry bags can be manufactured with oxo-biodegradable technology meaning that they are programmed to break down or degrade faster than ordinary plastics.
Oxo-biodegradable plastics have improved degradability compared to plastics that are only oxo-degradable, in that, once the polymers have been sufficiently reduced by oxidation, the plastic is attacked by natural microorganisms to further break down the plastic into carbon dioxide, water and non-toxic residues.
BE GOOD TO THE PLANET
In consultation with Governments and scientific bodies worldwide, your product will be an approved
Strong reusable, recyclable and shelf-life stable.
An environmentally preferable non-toxic solution that
passes all the tests:
1. Degradation by oxidation
In order to be eligible to display the mark, packaging must contain an oxo-biodegradable formulation that has been certified by an authorised authority to have the following characteristics:
(a) A degradable plastic product containing an amount of the oxo-biodegradable formulation determined in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations will meet:
(i) American Standard ASTM D 6954 - Standard Guide for Plastics that Degrade in the Environment by a Combination of Oxidation and Biodegradation; or
(ii) British Standard 8472:2011 – Packaging – Method for determining the biodegradability, oxo-biodegradability and phyto-toxicity of plastics; and
(b) A degradable plastic product containing an amount of the oxo-biodegradable formulation determined in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations will meet regulatory requirements for food contact plastics as established by:
(i) EU Regulation No. 1935/2004 - materials and articles intended to come into contact with food; or
(ii) Australian Standard AS 2070-1999 – Plastic materials for food contact use; or
(iii) US Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act