In the above video we have made a biodegradable plastic using Sabudana. That is a simple DIY biodegradable plastic but I am going to explain it in detail.
While plastic has many valuable uses, we have become addicted to single-use or disposable plastic. Around the world, one million plastic drinking bottles are purchased every minute, while up to five trillion single-use plastic bags are used worldwide every year. In total half of all plastic produced is designed to be used only once and then thrown away.
These plastics are polluting a large area of land as well as water bodies and oceans.
The main problem with plastic is it takes about a thousand years to biodegrade and release toxic chemicals. Plant-based biodegradable plastic could solve this problem.
In India, there is a company named ENVIGREEN BIOTECH INDIA PVT.LTD. has made water-soluble, biodegradable bags. These bags are 100% safe for the environment. They have used cassava starch (Sabudana), vegetable oil, and vegetable-based extract to make these bags.
Here are some important features of these bags :-
- Biodegrade in two to three months
- Chemical and toxic-free
These bags are reducing pollution causes by plastic. Thanks to ENVIGREEN company for their great work.
Keep Your area clean and stay safe.