9 Oct 2017

Cassava-made plastic bags could work better for the Pacific

From , 6:03 am on 9 October 2017

Plastic bags made from cassava starch are being considered as an alternative to traditional plastic bags in the Pacific.

Indonesia recently offered Pacific countries help with technology to produce bio-degradable plastic made from cassava, a crop grown throughout the region.

A New Zealand-based scientist specialising in biopolymers, Dr Florian Graichen spoke to Johnny Blades, who asked him if this was a good option for Pacific countries.

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