Bioplastics could expand from one-tenth of the current plastics market to one-third by 2020, a total of $10 billion annually in the United States alone, according to a study by Helmut Kaiser Consultancy.
Polystyrene bans in various California cities alone will require some 340 million pounds of Styrofoam to be replaced with more eco-friendly alternatives, according to Cereplast. Similar rules in Europe and Asia are driving demand globally.
February 4, 2008 4:00 AM PST
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