Is There a Case for Bioplastics? Experience from Thailand

Publication | November 2023
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This brief outlines how the environmental benefits of bioplastics are tempered by waste disposal challenges and why Thailand and countries in Southeast Asia should consider policies and incentives to capitalize on rocketing bioplastics demand.

Noting Thailand is the world’s second-largest bioplastics producer, the brief explains the costs, production processes, and uses of the materials. It looks closely at their greenhouse gas emissions and complex issues around end-of-life biodegradation. It shows why countries should invest in infrastructure such as industrial composting facilities and provide fresh financial incentives for manufacturers to help meet growing demand and drive the shift to a bio-based economy.

Additional Details

Authors
Type
Series
Subjects
  • Environment
  • Water
  • Sanitation
Countries
  • Thailand
Pages
  • 8
Dimensions
  • 8.5 x 11
SKU
  • BRF230490-2
ISBN
  • 978-92-9270-414-8 (print)
  • 978-92-9270-415-5 (electronic)
ISSN
  • 2071-7202 (print)
  • 2218-2675 (electronic)

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