Chinaplas: BASF believes compostable packaging is China’s future

05/31/2013

Guangzhou, China - If you walk the streets of Guangzhou, there is one common theme: litter. And lots of it.

The Guangzhou City Administration Commission said the city's 12.7 million residents throw out about 18,000 tons of household garbage every day.

Daniel Hebert, BASF head of regional business management of biodegradable polymers Asia-Pacific, hopes to see the day of no litter on the streets happen sooner rather than later.

"There's been much talk about China growth rates, but one thing that is growing faster is waste," Hebert said at Chinaplas 2013. "Yes, there is a huge amount of waste generated in China, but there is a way to manage waste in a sustainable way." ...
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