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February , 2019
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India's first biodegradable plastic developed by IIT-Guwahati

Source: nyoooz, Date: February , 2019

For the first time in India, scientists from IIT-Guwahati have developed biodegradable plastic with the help of homegrown technology. Though the US has been a major producer of biodegradable plastic, the production costs there are very high. He added that the biodegradable plastic, which has passed the hot-beverage test, is unique because it has no hazardous chemicals. Our biodegradable plastic does not come from petroleum , but bio-base, which is safe and environment-friendly. The centre has already developed kitchen cutlery, household furniture and decorative items including flower pots and toys using this non-biodegradable plastic variant.

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