Poly Lactic Acid Packaging (PLA)
Following a working group set up with stakeholders the following position statement was agreed regarding the use of PLA:
‘As from December 2015, Soil Association Certification will no longer issue EP’s for GM PLA. This means that all stock of GM PLA packaging/tea bags must be used up by this date, and any applications or extensions for EP’s that are granted before then will expire by the end of December 2015.’
If you would like more information regarding the reasoning behind this decision, please contact your certification officer and they will send you a briefing paper.