Starch plastic bags: Can eat, can also be dissolved
2016-12-19 by sherry
According to Xinhua News Agency reported, in order to solve the problem of plastic pollution, A start-up company called EnviGreen in India has made "plastic bags" made from natural starch and vegetable oils. The bag 100% is made of organic matter, can be biodegradable, favorable environment, people can even eat it. Ashwarth Hech, the company's founder, said in an interview with the India news website com thebetterindia, Because some cities in India ban the use of plastic bags, people are distressed to find alternatives, see this situation, he decided to find a favorable environment for the solution. He spent 4 years of research, testing, and finally made of 12 kinds of raw materials can eat "plastic bags", raw materials, including potatoes, corn, bananas, cassava, etc.. He did not intend to cried the production process, but said the raw material to be converted into a liquid, into the finished product to go through 6 processes.
Hech said that although the production cost of this bag is 35% higher than the plastic bag, But it does not damage the environment, was discarded after 180 days of natural degradation, room temperature conditions in the water less than 1 days will be able to dissolve. If you want to hurry up, just put it in hot water and dissolve it in about 15 seconds. In order to prove that the bag is edible, he also put a bag in the water and put a smile on his face when he was interviewed.
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