Plastics Tag

Tokyo-based Kaneka [4118:JP], an international chemical manufacturer, plans to quadruple its production capacity of a biodegradable polymer to 20,000 tons per year, as reported by Nikkei Asia on February 11. The polymer, dubbed PHBH, is biosynthesized by microorganisms using plant oils as the primary raw...

Singapore’s Minister for Sustainability and Environment Grace Fu officially announced the establishment of the Plastics Recycling Association of Singapore (PRAS) on August 17, as reported by CNA on the same day. PRAS will focus on increasing the country’s ability to recycle plastics and sharing knowledge...

NDRC is preparing an action plan on plastic pollution control in the 14th Five-Year Plan (FYP) period, according to relevant personnel from the Department of Resource Conservation and Environmental Protection in NDRC, as reported by Shanghai Securities News on May 25. The action plan is...

Shanghai will launch a strict plastic ban from January 1, 2021, where supermarkets, shopping malls, pharmacies, and bookstores will not be permitted to offer disposable plastic bags for consumers for free, nor for a fee, as reported by Jiemian.com on December 24. Similarly, the catering...

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