Saturday, 9 December 2017
These plastic bags are biodegradable, and can even be eaten - advertisement
They look like plastic bags but are made of materials like natural starch and vegetable oil derivatives.
If placed in a glass of water at normal temperature, an EnviGreen bag dissolves in a day. And when placed in a glass of boiling water, it dissolved in just 15 seconds!
These bags take less than 180 days to biodegrade naturally once discarded. So users can throw them away without worrying about harming the environment. The bags are even edible and will cause no harm to animals if ingested.
Produced by EnviGreen, a company started by Ashwath Hegde, uses 12 ingredients, including potato, tapioca, corn, natural starch, vegetable oil, banana and flower oil. Even the paint used for printing on the bags is natural and organic.
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