Thailand, the world’s second largest manufacturer of bioplastics…
“Following close behind the U.S.”
the world’s second largest manufacturer of bioplastics…
“Following close behind the
in raw materials such as sugar cane and cassava...
“Greatly expanding production
Thailand, the world’s second
largest producer of bioplastics, is expanding its production volume to aim for
the number one position.
On March 7, according to “The
Nation”, a local news source, government spokesperson Anucha Burapachaisri revealed
that Thailand’s current bioplastics production capability was 95,000 tonnes a
year, which was second in the world after the U.S. of 150,000 tonnes, quoting
data from the Thailand Bioplastic Industry Association of the previous day.
Spokesperson Anucha said that
Thailand is following close behind the United States, with plans to soon
increase production volume up to as much as 170,000 tonnes a year.
Unlike petroleum-based plastics
that are non-degradable, bioplastics are environmentally-friendly and are
They are becoming the focus of
attention as a solution for the harmfulness of existing plastics and other
environmental pollution-related problems, and their market size is expanding
is abundant in crops such as sugar cane and cassava, which are used as major
raw materials, and thus has an advantage for bioplastics production.
the bioplastics currently being produced in Thailand, 90% is being exported while the rest are used
Since Covid-19, the Thai government
adopted the Bio-Circular-Green (BCG) Economy Model as the national agenda for
green growth, and is actively supporting environmentally-friendly industries.
the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit held in November of last
year in Bangkok, Thailand adopted the “Bangkok
Goals” based on the BCG model, and is pursuing
sustainable growth as the national task/project.
May, Thailand plans on holding an international exhibition of plastic and
rubber materials focused on sustainability, such as bioplastics, in Bangkok.
(Bangkok ？ Yonhap News)