What is ECAS (OXO) - ECAS for Oxo- Bio degradable Plastic?
Plastic has become a major
part of a wide variety of consumer products because of its versatility and
relative low cost. Because of continuously increasing global demand for this
polymer, its contribution to environmental pollution becomes imminent.
One of the technologies that was particularly
developed to combat the problem on plastic pollution is oxo-biodegradation.
This is the process by which plastic is made easier to degrade in the environment
through addition of pro-degradant chemicals during manufacturing that destroy
the molecular structure of the plastic once it is exposed to certain stimuli,
such as heat and sunlight. Oxo-biodegradable plastic therefore degrades
quickest when it becomes litter.
The GCC region, with its generally hot
temperature and abundance of sunlight, is an ideal environment for
oxo-biodegradation. This is particularly the reason why the UAE and KSA have
adopted laws that mandate disposable polyolefin plastics to be oxo-biodegradable.
What are the Product
Categories Certified under ECAS?
All Carrier Bags (including shopping bags, garbage
bags, garment bags, and any disposable bags).
Courier and Security bags
Mail Order Bags (Magazine and Newspaper Bags)
Disposable Cutlery such as plastic plate and
Bubble Wrap and Cushioning Packaging
Plastic Liners for Cartons
· Personal Care products made of plastic materials
such as gloves, shoe covers, aprons and any disposable personal care products.
Plastic bags for seedlings.
Polyethylene Sheets on Rolls such as table covers.
Bags for packaging Bread, nuts, sweets and all
What are Requirements to acquire ECAS
Valid UAE Industry / Trade License
Declaration of Conformity.
Test Report as per the requirement of UAE Standard
Declaration of using Plastic additive for each
batch with percentage of additives.