Submission Number: 00002
Received: 10/7/2010 9:25:39 AM
Commenter: Greg Boyd
Agency: Federal Trade Commission
Initiative: Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims; Project No. P954501
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I am commenting on the false claims made by USA plastic bag companies that state their plastic bags are biodegradable because they add an oxo-additive in their resepective bags at between 1% to 3% loading.
Please see the attached report from BPI that shows oxo-additives have dramatically changed their compostition over the past few years to where any real biodegradabily claim of plastic bags using oxo-additives comes into question without new reliable scientific evidence provided by each bag manufacturer using oxo-additives.