APR News and Media


November 8, 2017

APR and over 150 organizations back call to ban oxo-degradable plastic packaging

Earlier this week the New Plastics Economy Team at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation published a statement calling for a global ban on oxo-degradable plastics. The statement contends that 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.  APR joins more then 150 organizations worldwide who have endorsed this new statement.

Read the full statement here.

Helpful Links

PDF of the full statement 

New Plastics Economy Team