Asia

“In race for a sustainable alternative to plastic, Indonesia bets on seaweed” – Mongabay – March 25, 2020

On March 25, 2020 Mongabay reported that Indonesia, the world’s number two producer of seaweed, is experimenting with a number of bioplastic alternatives, including:  “edible cups made from seaweed, shopping bags from cassava starch and food containers from sugarcane fiber.” You can read the article on the Mongabay internet site.

“Indorama Ventures secures Thailand’s first sustainability loan” – Eastern Eye – March 17, 2020

On March 17, 2020 Eastern Eye reported that “(c)hemical manufacturer Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), has secured Thailand’s first-ever cross-border sustainability-linked ninja loan of £211million. This syndicated loan of £211m with five-year maturity comprises of 16 Japan-based banks and institutions. The loan is structured with linkage to the sustainability performance of IVL and have […]