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About Us

Since 2006, the Australasian Bioplastics Association has been the voice of the
Australian and New Zealand bioplastics industry.

ABOUT US

Since 2006, the Australasian Bioplastics Association has been the voice of the Australian and New Zealand bioplastics industry. As the peak body for the bioplastics industry in Australia and New Zealand, the Australasian Bioplastics Association has supported links between the ABA and European Bioplastics, Japan Bioplastics, Korean Bioplastics, Bioplastics Product Institute US and other Associations in Thailand, Taiwan and Malaysia.

The Australasian Bioplastics Association is the peak industry body for manufacturers, converters and distributors of bioplastic products and materials throughout Australia and New Zealand. The Association represents Members in the promotion of and advocacy for, Member’s products and materials. The association works with government, composters, industry groups, NGO’s, brand owners and converters to further the understanding and appropriate use of bioplastics.

The ABA’s program is supported AORA (Australian Organics Recycling Association) and WasteMINZ Organic Materials Sector Group as well as a cross section of suppliers, manufacturers and retailers.

We are dedicated to promoting plastics that are biodegradable, compostable and based on renewable resources.

The ABA administers a voluntary verification scheme, for companies or individuals wishing to have their claims of compliance with the Australian  Standard 4736-2006, Compostable and biodegradable plastics – “Biodegradable plastics suitable for composting and other microbial treatment” (Australian Standard AS 4736-2006) verified.

The ABA has launched its verification scheme for companies wishing to verify compliance with the Home Composting Australian Standard, AS 5810-2010, “Biodegradable plastics suitable for home composting” (Australian Standard AS 5810-2010).

The Association acts as a communication focal point for media, government, environmental organisations, and the public, on issues relating to bioplastics.

The association supports and promotes:

  • The growth and use of renewable raw materials in products and applications
  • Innovation leading to lower environmental impact of durable and non-durable plastic products
  • Independent third party certification and product labelling based on the AS4736 standard, if biodegradability and compostability are claimed
  • Independent third party certification and product labelling for bio-based polymer products
  • The identification and evaluation of other eco-efficient end-of-life options

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