Oxo-biodegradable lobby slams ‘scaremongering’ – UKPosted on January 28, 2015 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations
Last week the British Plastics Federation and others called on ministers to shelve any ideas about exempting plastic carrier bags made using biodegradable material from the charge, which is due to be introduced in England in October.
The government is right to not exempt any type of bag. They should all be charged for to discourage any plastic bag use. The oxobags are not biodegradable they just fall into little pieces. When buried they is little oxygen so they will not even fragment. Compostable will not break down either nor are they recyclable. It is all too confusing for anyone who is not involved in the plastics waste industry. Therefore no bag should be exempt and they all should be charged for. Keep it simple and it will work well.