China's potential to expand bioplastics production is underutilized despite the country's status as the world's largest plastics consumer, said Bruno Rudnik, managing owner at SusTech Consult. Meanwhile, Thailand is a bioplastics leader even though China "is 20 times the size of Thailand in terms of population, has a greater GDP and chemical demand is 50 times greater," Rudnik said. A study shows that Chinese plastics processors know little about bioplastics and "don't feel they are being approached by Western material suppliers," he added.

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