The Bioplastics Council of the Society of the Plastics Industry challenged the validity of assertions made by producers of "oxo-degradable" and "oxo-biodegradable" technology. The council joins the National Association for PET Container Resources and the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers in questioning the biodegradability statements. "Biodegradation needs to be quantified scientifically by well-established third-party-reviewed specifications," the council said.

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