China’s Ambassador to Australia has said she is expecting to export a new batch of plastic takeaway containers made from foams made from bamboo, which is expected to be used in Australian homes.
Australian Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg told reporters in Sydney on Thursday that he expected the new containers to come to the country within the next few weeks.
Australia is not a major importer of bamboo, but Mr Frydenbogen said it was possible the shipment would come to Australia.
“It’s a very big deal for Australia,” he said.
The new plastic containers will be made from recycled plastic waste and be sold on a range of markets.
In recent years, Australian farmers have begun using bamboo as a cheaper alternative to plastic.
Mr Frydenbrogen said the Australian Government would work with Chinese companies that were interested in sourcing the plastic to be sold in Australia.