18th March 2020
Singapore likes oxo-biodegradable plastic
A Green Label has been awarded for Oxo-biodegradable Plastic Products by the Singapore Environment Council, for carrier bags containing Symphony’s d2w masterbatch.
The Green Label Category for Oxo-biodegradable Plastic Products establishes grading criteria on environmental, health and performance parameters for plastic products that biodegrade in the open environment owing to the inclusion of a pro-degrading additive during manufacture. The standard includes product-specific environmental and health prerequisites, such as reduced eco-toxicity and toxicity to humans. See https://www.sgls..sec.org.sg/categoryinfo.php?cid=67
The Singapore Green Label is a seal of endorsement of environmentally-friendly claims to prevent the abuse of green-washing. This has proved to be advantageous for Green Label certified products that have become more marketable and readily accepted by consumers or businesses when making a purchase.
The SEC is a member of the Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN). Comprising 25 other member countries from various parts of the world, GEN allows for SGLS endorsed products to be more recognised and accepted by other member countries of the Eco-labelling network.