EPI Environmental Technologies Inc. has recently been accorded the Emirates Quality Mark by the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA). This distinction of technical excellence recognizes the quality and reliability of EPI’s range of oxo-biodegradable plastic additives and products. Moreover, it is also a tribute to EPI’s long-standing presence in the region – serving as the principal advocate for the uptake of eco-friendly oxo-biodegradable plastics technology and crucially, collaborating with governmental organizations to establish national quality standards.
As the pioneer of the global oxo-biodegradable plastic revolution, EPI has been at the heart of progress. Moreover, EPI initiated and was integral to the establishment of international standards for this technology, including those published by the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM D6954-04) and the British Standards Institute (BS 8472-2011).
EPI’s vision of reducing society’s environmental footprint by abolishing plastic pollution has always been a global one. Thus, even in EPI’s infancy, long-term collaborations were being established with international partners to introduce oxo-biodegradable plastic technology on a global scale, and to assist in governmental regulation of the industry.
Indeed, EPI’s collaborative partnership with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Government and with numerous businesses in the region spans two decades. Importantly, EPI offers a customized TDPA® oxo-biodegradable plastic additive to ensure optimal performance in the warm climate; unsurprisingly, the degradation performance of EPI’s TDPA® additive is significantly superior to that of all other competitors. Our other achievements also include advising in the development of the UAE’s 5009/2009 oxo-biodegradable plastic national standard, convincing the UAE Government to legislate mandatory bio-degradation requirements for plastic products, attaining official recognition from the ESMA regarding the efficacy of EPI’s TDPA® additive, and most recently, being bestowed with the Quality Mark Award.
“EPI is committed to achieving cost-effective, yet sustainable and environmentally-friendly means of utilizing plastic products. This latest success in our collaborative partnership with the UAE Government and businesses in the region is true testament to the strength of EPI’s vision. Furthermore, our unparalleled record for innovation, underpinned by rigorous scientific validation of our technology, places EPI at the forefront of the degradable plastics industry. Our commitment to disseminating oxo-biodegradable plastic technology globally remains undiminished, and we would welcome opportunities to engage in new collaborative partnerships to share our expertise and innovation,” said Joseph Gho, EPI President and CEO.
About EPI Environmental Products Inc.:
Established in 1991 in Canada, EPI Environmental Products Inc. (EPI) with its UK subsidiary EPI (Europe) Ltd. has become a world leader in the fight against plastic waste. EPI licenses proprietary technology that causes plastic to degrade. Plastic bags, plastic film, plastic packaging and other single-use plastics can remain in the environment for decades. When these products are manufactured using EPI’s additives, they will degrade and subsequently biodegrade when discarded in soil, in the presence of microorganisms, moisture, and oxygen.