Momentum gathers for ban on oxo-degradable plastic packaging

The controversial topic of oxo-degradable plastic packaging is back on the agenda with a long list of influential organisations now supporting a ban

DEFRA is yet to decide whether to exempt oxo-degradable plastic bags from the 5p levy. Photograph: Aleksej-Orel/123RFMore than 150 major organisations involved in the plastic supply chain are calling for a ban on oxo-degradable plastic packaging.

In a statement published on 5 November, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Plastics Economy initiative, called for action to avoid “wide scale environmental risk”.

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