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Plastics giants agree on biodegradable standards

A group of major European plastics producers have promised to abide by an internationally recognised standard when manufacturing biodegradable plastics, to minimise their environmental impact. Germany's BASF, the USA's Cargill Dow, Italy's Novamont and the Netherlands' Rodenburg Biopolymers and others, supplying 90% of the EU biodegradable plastics market, made the pledge in a voluntary agreement with the European Commission. They have promised for 10 years to follow the ...