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Bangladesh: Government to assess use of biodegradable PP woven bags May 04,2021   |  Source: The New Age Bangladesh

The government has decided to asses the option of using biodegradable PP woven bags for packaging of poultry and fish feeds amid strong protests from feed manufacturers against the mandatory use of jute bags for packaging of the products. The textiles and jute ministry has already formed an interministerial committee for recommendations on whether to use biodegradable PP woven bags or jute bags for packaging of poultry and fish feeds. The ministry on August 6, 2018 made the use of jute bags mandatory for packaging of poultry and fish feeds to boost the domestic use of the golden fibre. Since then, poultry and fish feed producers have been opposing the compulsory use of jute bags for feeds saying that the use of jute bags for poultry and fish feeds affected the quality of products due to moisture. Along with poultry and fish feeds, the use of jute bags is mandatory for a total of 19 types of products that include paddy, rice, wheat, maize, fertiliser, sugar, spices, turmeric, onion, ginger, garlic, coriander, pulses, potato, flour, crude flour (ata) and rice bran. The ministry on March 25 formed the 21-member committee, headed by Department of Jute director general Hossain Ali Khondoker, to analyse the pros and cons of the uses of biodegradable PP woven bags and jute bags for

 

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