The SPC Position Against Biodegradability Additives in Petroleum-Based Plastics

The Sustainable Packaging Coalition 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.


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Released December 2015


Adam Gendell
Associate Director, Sustainable Packaging Coalition