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Bioplastic made from starch as a better alternative to commercially available plastic

Journal: Science and Education (Vol.2, No. 11)

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Page : 257-277

Keywords : Biodegradability; Bioplastic; Starch; Sustainable;

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The development of biodegradable polymers for both industrial and commercial uses is critical nowadays due to the detrimental environmentalimplications of synthetic plastics. Experimental research on the biodegradation in soilbehavior of PLA (Poly Lactic Acid) and Corn and Rice Starch- based Bioplastics are presented in this paper. The biodegradability rate of these starch-based bioplastics is compared to commercially available plastics in this paper. The findings demonstrate the bioplastics' viability as a replacement for conventional plastics. The tensile strength after one month of PLA 20 film is 14.9 MPa and PLA 50 film is 24.0 MPa. Elongation at break of PLA 30 and PLA 75 had already decreased from 17.5 percent to 1.3% and from 3.5% to 1.8%, respectively in one month. Corn and rice starchbased bioplastic that was buried in 15 days has a biodegradability rate of 48.73%, while conventional plastic has only a 2% biodegradability rate after 1 year of soil burial.

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