An intriguing story on Japan’s increasing development and production of biodegradable plastics.

In 2000, production of such plastics stood at slightly more than 2,000 tons.

“It will increase to 50,000 tons this year and to 200,000 tons in 2010,” the official [of the Biodegradable Plastics Society] said. …  “Biodegradable plastics will account for about 10 percent of the market in around 2020.”


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