Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-BSN-00002377
Title: Biodegradable plastic production from corn starch
Category: Biomaterials ( Synthetic and Natural )
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Bioplastics are plastics derived from renewable biomass sources such as vegetable fats and oils, corn starch, banana peel, and potato starch. Synthetic plastics are non-renewable, often threaten the environment, have declining impacts on marine life and increases environmental pollution. The development of bioplastics helps to solve many of these sustainability problems, offering the potential of renewability, biodegradation, and a path away from harmful additives and moreover a healthy earth. Materials and Methods: Bioplastics are produced using the mixture of glycerol, cornstarch, vinegar, and food color. The mixture was heated to give a good yield. Results: Bioplastics or in other words green plastics are obtained in 2 days. They can be easily generated in our homes without any higher professional assistance and could be manufactured in a larger scale if the required facilities are set up. Conclusion: The need for bioplastics is now more than ever as the rate of plastic production and air pollution has increased at a rapid rate. Furthermore, plastics also cause many health risks because of its toxic nature. Therefore, bioplastics can be best suited as an alternative to improve healthy life and sustain a pollution-free planet.

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    V. Sharon Keziah1 , R. Gayathri 2 *, V. Vishnu Priya2

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    1 Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: R. Gayathri, Department of Biochemistry Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, Saveetha University160, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India

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    Author:

    V. Sharon Keziah1 , R. Gayathri 2 *, V. Vishnu Priya2

    Title:Biodegradable plastic production from corn starch
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (July)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (1315-1317)
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    Methodology:Biodegradable, Biomass, Bioplastics, Renewable, Sustainability
    Research Materials:Vegetable fats and oils, corn starch, banana peel, and potato starch

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Biodegradable Biomass Bioplastics Renewable Sustainability

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