29-01-19 | 10:30 h - 11:30 h

Webinar 131: The Japanese market of single-use plastic products

What is Japan’s approach to address plastic pollution?

About Biotechnology

Japan has one of the most developed biotechnology sectors in the world, as evidenced by the high number of patents filed. The number of bio venture start-ups peaked in 2013 and  several foreign firms are now trying to enter the market.


Japan is one of the largest producers of plastics in the world. With production at 11.02 million tons and total shipments at 13 trillion yen, the plastics industry takes up a significant share in the manufacturing landscape of Japan.

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