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Future-proofing the plastics value chain in Southern Africa

Liako Mofo

No wp-2020-148, WIDER Working Paper Series from World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER)

Abstract: Plastics are ubiquitous across the region and play an important role in multiple industries. Most plastic products are based on a value chain that is grounded in petroleum refining, posing an environmental challenge. Plastic manufacturing in South Africa suffers from the high cost of polymers as inputs. Mozambique is endowed with large natural gas deposits.

Keywords: Feedstocks; Polymers; Plastic; Prices; Regional value chains; Production (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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