Biodegradable plastics uptake still discouraging

The majority of traders in Kuala Lumpur continue to use oxo-biodegradable bags because they are cheaper. — Photos: YAP CHEE HONG/The Star

MANUFACTURING biodegradable plastics will get cheaper as demand increases, say government and industry players.

However, the number of consumers for such plastics is still too low and manufacturers are reluctant to produce the alternatives in bulk although they would help to decrease the costs.

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