Ashwath Hedge, a man of Indian origin have made plastic bags that can be eaten. This was done to reduce the amount of plastic waste that causes environmental pollution.
He got the idea to make plastic bags of organic materials because of their ban on the use of plastic in several cities in India. Then he performs a variety of experiments in the laboratory of his company, EnviGreen, for four years to produce plastic bags are safe for the environment.
|Edible 100% biodegradable "Plastic" bags. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1gZcfF)|
After conducting various experiments, Hedge successfully make plastic bags without chemicals. He mixed 12 organic ingredients, such as potatoes, tapioca, cassava, corn, vegetable oil, bananas, and flower oil, to produce environmentally friendly plastics.
Although made from natural materials, the plastic bags can still be used as a plastic bag in general. The plastic bags can be destroyed by burning without leaving residual toxins. In addition, the plastic is safe to eat by the animals.
"We do not use chemicals at all in the making of these plastic bags. Even the paint used to color made from natural materials," said Ashwath Hedge, as reported by Oddity Central on Wednesday, December 7, 2016.
|Aswarth Hedge of EnviGreen shown edible 100% biodegradable "plastic" bags. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1gZcfF)|
Previously, these eco-friendly plastic bags have been tested by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB). The test results stated if the plastic bags are made by Hedge free of chemicals and will not contaminate the environment.
One sheet of the plastic bags is sold for less of quarter American dollar (or approx Rp.3,000). Although the price is much more expensive than regular plastics, the plastic bag could be the solution to reducing environmental pollution. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | ODDITY CENTRAL]
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