AvatarVaibhav Sethia asked 11 months ago
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What agricultural waste can be converted to biodegradable plastics or bioplastics ?
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What agricultural waste can be converted to biodegradable plastics or bioplastics ?
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To reduce the use of conventional plastic products, it is important to find alternatives such as biodegradable plastics or bioplastics. These can be made from several raw materials including agricultural waste.
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Team GreensutraTeam Greensutra Staff answered 11 months ago

Biodegradable Plastics or Bioplastics are bio-based polymers that are derived from renewable biomass sources. These can also be made using agricultural waste.

Agriculture waste that can be used to make biodegradable plastics or bioplastics should contain:

  • Material rich in starch - Common examples include corn, potatoes, rice etc.
  • Material rich in oil - Oil seeds, especially palm, soy, rapeseed, castor oil etc.
  • Material rich in cellulose - Sugarcane baggasse, corn husks etc.
Summary
What agricultural waste can be converted to biodegradable plastics or bioplastics ?
Article Name
What agricultural waste can be converted to biodegradable plastics or bioplastics ?
Description
To reduce the use of conventional plastic products, it is important to find alternatives such as biodegradable plastics or bioplastics. These can be made from several raw materials including agricultural waste.
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GreenSutra
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