Henry Ford with the plastic-bodied “Soybean Car” at its unveiling on August 13, 1941. Photo: Handout

Switch to bioplastics is the first step towards a greener planet

  • About 60 per cent of all bioplastics made today are not biodegradable
  • Plastic production set to more than triple by 2050
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Henry Ford with the plastic-bodied “Soybean Car” at its unveiling on August 13, 1941. Photo: Handout
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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 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
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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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