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Bio-Plastic: A Better Alternative to Plastics from Waste Paper


Gaurav Dixit , DR.AITH; Shashi Vikrant Singh, DR AITH; Akash Singh, DR AITH; Ashutosh Mishra, DR AITH


Bioplastic, Waste Paper


Fossil fuel plastics derived from petroleum are very common in our lives and we cannot think our day without their use. At the same time they are non-biodegradable and produce greenhouse gases, thus causing an environment problem. The solution to this problem is biodegradable bioplastic. Bioplastics are plastics derived from renewable biomass sources, such as vegetable fats and oils, corn starch, pea starch or microbiota. There is a variety of materials that bioplastics can be composed of, including: starches, cellulose, or other biopolymers. In this paper we are dealing with the making of bioplastics from cellulose and for cellulose we will use waste newspapers as our raw material. In this process cellulose is taken out from waste newspapers by decomposing them. Then cellulose is decomposed into starch/glucose by process called Cellulolysis which is done with the help of enzymes. Finally, bioplastic is prepared in lab by starch/glucose.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV6I21787
Published in: Volume : 6, Issue : 2
Publication Date: 01/05/2018
Page(s): 3626-3628

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