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Indonesia’s Struggle With (Halal) Plastic

More than 85% of Indonesia’s population embraces Islam, making it the most populous Muslim nation on earth. For businesses peddling products aimed at Muslims, the 228 million followers of Islam in Indonesia represent a very lucrative market.

Plastic is no exception. The most dangerous pollutant of the ocean has its own market in Indonesia, with a number of producers making halal-certified plastics. This means that products don’t include any forbidden materials and are officially permissible in Islam—something very important to Muslim consumers in Indonesia.

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