Plastic waste at sea is a global environmental problem (descriptor 10 of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive) since almost 10% of the 299 million tonnes of plastic produced in the world end up accidentally or deliberately in the environment. The Oceans are considered the ultimate receptacle for plastic waste.
Plastics containing pro-oxidant additives called oxo-biodegradable (OXO) have been introduced on the market (10% of plastic bags in France are OXO) as a “biodegradable” material, but their fate in the marine environment is little known. .
Symphony Environmental Technologies plc (LON:SYM) is a world leader in the development of additives to make ordinary plastic biodegradable and protective technologies to enhance plastic products.