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Bioplastics a hurdle to oil sector's plans to expand into plastics

Oil firms hoping to make the basic building blocks for plastic now face rivals using eco-friendly materials


COMPANIES that make packaging from plants instead of fossil fuels are starting to challenge the oil industry's ambition to increase the supply of raw materials for plastics.

Use of bioplastics made from sugar cane, wood and corn will grow at least 50 per cent in the next...

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