SA bioplastics forum launched

The South African Bioplastics Forum has been launched under PlasticsSA to focus on growing the bioplastics economy in South Africa.

Coca-Cola is said to be eyeing South Africa as a suitable location for a bioplant where bioplastic bottles can be manufactured. Bioplastics are plastics derived from non-carbon sources such as renewable biomass, however, concerns remain of bioplastics contaminating the recycling stream otherwise geared to recycle different types of plastic.