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Media: Indonesia’s plastic bag manufacturers reduce production

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team -
  • 24/02/2016 (17:10)
According to media reports, the Indonesian Olefin, Aromatic and Plastic Industry Association (Inaplas) stated that plastic bag manufacturers in Indonesia have lowered their output following the implementation of a government policy which charges retail customers for plastics bags and aims to reduce plastic waste. The policy came into effect as of February 21 in 22 cities in Indonesia, bringing about concerns of a decline in demand among plastic bag producers.

Inaplas targets sales growth rate of 6-7% for 2016, though the association expects the rate to remain close to 6% owing to the recent policy. In 2015, Inaplas members’ sales of plastic bags accounted for about 25% of Indonesia’s 4.7 million metric tons of plastic products.

In November, Morocco, the world’s second biggest plastic bag consumer, drafted a bill to ban the production, import, sale and distribution of plastic bags within the country in an attempt to eliminate plastic waste.
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