Auditing / Certification Body
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Chemicals and Extraction
Biodegradable and Recycling, Environmental Management, Waste and Chemicals Management
Biomass-based plastics and Biodegradable plastics are two of the environmentally-friendly new materials which are expected to play a key role in establishment of the recycling-based society. Japan BioPlastics Association (JBPA), which was founded in 1989 as Biodegradable Plastics Society (BPS), is a private organization with the objectives of promoting the popularization of Biomass-based plastics and Biodegradable plastics as well as establishing the new technologies relevant to these new plastics. The association currently has around 240 registered members including resin manufacturers, processing makers, final products manufacturers and trading companies. JBPA has been devoting itself to a wide range of activities since its foundation in order to accomplish the objectives in collaboration with the central governmental agencies, municipalities, Japan Bioindustry Association (JBA) and other domestic and international organisations. The major outcomes of our activities are the establishment of the Japanese and International Industrial Standards for biodegradable plastics, and the methodology of analysis and evaluation of biodegradable plastics, as well as launching model projects on application exploitation and the publicity activities to promote the public recognition on the plastics.Biodegradability of plastics is determined by the ISO methods and evaluated based upon the pre-established criteria. Only biodegradable plastics that meet the rigorous criteria such as contents of heavy metals and safe intermediate reaction products may be classified as GreenPla(R).