Talk:Oxo-biodegradation

Latest comment: 5 months ago by Pringlesandluffy in topic Wiki Education assignment: Big Ideas in Chemistry

Environmental concerns favor industry edit

The environmental concerns of this article has clearly been completely re written to favor this industry. The article is completely biased. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.253.78.94 (talk) 14:09, 10 March 2014 (UTC)Reply

I agree with the autor "69.253.78.94" below [post rearranged 18:44, 30 March 2023 (UTC)]: The term Oxo-degradable or oxo-biodegradable suggest that the products can undergo biodegradation. However, the main effect of oxidation is fragmentation of the material into small particles which remain in the environment. Therefore, the term oxo-fragmentation better describes the typical degradation process that these products can udnergo under specific environmental conditions. pls see the "European Bioplastics' position paper". It seems like the industry is making an effort into fooling consumers. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 84.73.13.19 (talk) 19:49, 29 March 2017 (UTC)Reply

Each paragraph in that section has been rewritten to dispute / modify the content in favor — Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.253.78.94 (talk) 14:13, 10 March 2014 (UTC)Reply

I came to this page looking to learn some information on what I hoped to be a promising way of the future for plastics. Instead I find a whole bunch of back-and-forth arguments and rebuttals in single sentences that don't read well. It seems almost childish. I have no answers and do not believe any case being made—very disappointing. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2pou (talkcontribs) 18:51, 25 April 2014 (UTC)Reply

The Wikipedia Neutral Point of View means that, if a topic is controversial, we have to mention both sides of the controversy. If this article mentions both points of view on OXO-biodegradable products it is adhering to the NPoV. I'd never heard of this product before reading the article. While agreeing with 2pou that it was badly written, I can't agree with the anonymous commentators that it is particularly biased. -- Derek Ross | Talk 15:55, 29 August 2014 (UTC)Reply

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this is just a sales pitch edit

This article is a disaster. It seems to be written by someone that makes and sells these types of bags. Many countries are now banning them or debating whether they should. These bags are not compostable and research seems to show they do not biodegrade at all but just fragment down into smaller , non visible pieces that stay in the environment. Garnhami (talk) 17:19, 20 October 2017 (UTC)Reply

Agree, this is just unsupported garbage Plasticomp (talk) 21:31, 25 July 2022 (UTC)Reply

European Commission report edit

The latest report by the European Commission raised important issues about the use of Oxo-degradables. It's important they are summarised on this page, along with the OPA's industry response - to remove them makes the page appear very biased in favour of the industry and does not give readers the full picture. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Contentx3 (talkcontribs) 13:28, 6 February 2018 (UTC)Reply

Neutrality and bias concerns edit

I believe most of the information in this article is clearly biased, one-sided and intentionally misrepresented, perhaps even indicating a conflict of interest issue. For this reason I've tagged the article as POV and Unbalanced. Many of the claims lack any basis in external sources or general knowledge and appear to be nothing but marketing (i.e. greenwashing). It's especially evident in the Controversy section, which instead of focusing on the controversies, focuses on discrediting concerns and publications of environmental agencies. Specifically, The European Commission's report on "Oxo-degradable" Plastic is disputed without any contradictory sources. The whole article should be rewritten in my opinion. -- Kastheus (talk) 15:12, 13 July 2023 (UTC)Reply

Wiki Education assignment: Big Ideas in Chemistry edit

  This article was the subject of a Wiki Education Foundation-supported course assignment, between 29 August 2023 and 19 December 2023. Further details are available on the course page. Student editor(s): Pringlesandluffy (article contribs). Peer reviewers: Jojo0577, AszlynA.

— Assignment last updated by ChemWorx (talk) 12:59, 8 October 2023 (UTC)Reply

Hello, I have added a few sources to some topics that will add to the credibility of this article that relate to what is being said, hope it is ok. thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pringlesandluffy (talkcontribs) 15:30, 23 October 2023 (UTC)Reply

Adding to the article, citations and a few wordings I have changed and added. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pringlesandluffy (talkcontribs) 16:03, 27 November 2023 (UTC) I have corrected the citations to better formatting. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pringlesandluffy (talkcontribs) 16:23, 27 November 2023 (UTC)Reply