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Brazil's Braskem weighs 100% plant-based plastic production in Japan

Exclusive: Facility would replace oil-based material for utensils and single-use bags

Braskem can produce polyethylene from plant matter at a facility in Brazil. (Photo courtesy of Braskem)

TOKYO -- Brazilian chemical company Braskem is considering plans for Japan's first full-scale production of plant-based plastics, Nikkei has learned, a move that could help cut one of the country's biggest sources of carbon dioxide emissions.

The project would produce polyethylene -- used in utensils and single-use bags -- entirely from plant matter.

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