Bangladesh jute industry faces decline

Firms increasingly turn away from eco-friendly plant and are using cheaper plastic to produce items such as bags.

    In Bangladesh, the eco-friendly jute industry is in trouble as manufacturers increasingly turn to plastic to produce items like bags due to the lower costs.

    Jute is a natural fibre produced from plants used to make items like bags and clothing.

    But fewer people are using these products despite a natonwide ban on plastic shopping bags.

    Al Jazeera's Maher Sattar reports Narsingdi, Bangladesh.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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