Chinese companies are slowly but steadily increasing their output of biodegradable plastics from agricultural sources such as corn and sugar cane. Illustration by Lau Ka-kuen
Chinese companies are slowly but steadily increasing their output of biodegradable plastics from agricultural sources such as corn and sugar cane. Illustration by Lau Ka-kuen
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Chinese plastics makers are switching to biodegradable materials as Beijing stresses on pollution-free economic progress

  • The prospect of impending government regulations against single-use plastic packaging is causing companies to ramp up biodegradable plastic production
  • Biodegradable plastics made from agricultural sources such as corn and sugar cane are emerging as an alternative to traditional petroleum based products

Chinese companies are slowly but steadily increasing their output of biodegradable plastics from agricultural sources such as corn and sugar cane. Illustration by Lau Ka-kuen
Chinese companies are slowly but steadily increasing their output of biodegradable plastics from agricultural sources such as corn and sugar cane. Illustration by Lau Ka-kuen
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