Is it scientifically validated that oxo-biodegradable plastics do not form microplastics?

Upon completion of biodegradation in the open environment, oxo-biodegradable plastics, such as TDPA™ plastic, do not accumulate micro-plastics, instead biodegrading into carbon dioxide, water and biomass.

Emeritus Professor Emo Chiellini, a scientist internationally-renowned for his expertise in polymer stabilization and degradation, has comprehensively reviewed the scientific evidence and has concluded that oxo-biodegradable plastics, such as TDPA™ plastics, do not form microplastics. Instead, he also points out that conventional plastics, which disintegrate into fragments but display negligible biodegradability, is a significant source of microplastics.