What is SASO-OXO (Bio degradable Plastic) Certification?

Plastic has become a major part of a wide variety of consumer products because of its versatility and relatively low cost. Because of the continuously increasing global demand for this polymer, its contribution to environmental pollution becomes imminent.

One of the technologies that were particularly developed to combat the problem of plastic pollution is oxo-biodegradation. This is the process by which plastic is made easier to degrade in the environment through the addition of pro-degradant chemicals during manufacturing that destroys 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 SASO-OXO?
  • Garbage Bags
  • Cling Film
  • Flower Wrap
  • Courier and Security bags
  • Stretch Film
  • Shrink Film
  • Plastic Liners for Cartons
  • Plastic bags for seedlings
  • Plastic bags for seedlings
  • Polyethylene Sheets on Rolls such as table covers
  • Bags for packaging Bread, nuts, sweets and all bakery items
  • Plastic Material such as gloves, shoe covers, aprons and any disposable personal care products

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