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Auto-Biodegradable Plastics Invented by Indian

Institute of Chemical Technology in Mumbai (ICT) researcher Ramanand Jagtap invents a chemical agent that when moulded with plastic will aid its biodegradation.

The plastics does not need pre-set conditions and will degrade by itself after a given period of time. The plastic packaging will come with an expiry date so to say.

Thereafter, the catalyst in the polymer will start degrading into a non-toxic brittle material which will become food for surrounding microorganisms.

CLOSING REMARKS

  • Brilliant invention!
  • Will the Indians disrupt the plastics industry?
  • Will India use this invention to make a commercial breakthrough in the bioplastics industry?

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