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Wooden beer bottles and paper straws — Japan shifts from plastic

Yuchiro Takagi and Nozomi Sasaki, Nikkei Asian Review staff writers

As the digital age gives people fewer reasons to use paper, the material has nevertheless found itself in the global spotlight. This means more countries like Japan, the world’s second-biggest producer per capita of plastic waste after the US, will have to deal with their non-recyclables at home instead