The SPC Position Against Biodegradability Additives in Petroleum-Based Plastics


GreenBlue’s Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) published a formal position paper against biodegradability additives for petroleum-based plastics, which are marketed as enhancing the sustainability of plastic by rendering the material biodegradable.

The SPC evaluated the use of biodegradability additives for conventional petroleum-based plastics, and found that these additives do not offer any sustainability advantage and they may actually result in more environmental harm.

The report is available for free download here

Released December 2015

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Adam Gendell
Associate Director, Sustainable Packaging Coalition
434.817.1424 x321