17 Juli 2012

British Plastics Federation clarifies green plastics

New Guidance Document to provide clear, user-friendly advice for companies in the plastics sector

The BPF has today published a Guidance Document to help businesses and consumers correctly use and interpret the terms ‘bio-based’, ‘biodegradable’, ‘compostable’, ‘oxo-biodegredation’, and other environmental claims on plastic products.

This guidance has been developed following a period of consultation with the BPF’s Bio-based & Degradable Plastics Group, alongside other interested stakeholders, and aims to provide clear, user-friendly advice for companies in the plastics sector who are or are considering making environmental claims about their products.

This guidance is not intended to supersede existing UK/EU legislation, madatory advertising codes and/or government guidance which will still be the key sources for ensuring that advertising and marketing are fully compliant in respect of environmental claims. See, www.defra.co.uk.

For further information and to download the guidance document, please click here.

For further information on the topic of Bio-based and Degradable Plastics, click here.

Source: Britisch plastics Federation, press release, 2012-07-17.

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