India's first biodegradable plastic developed by IIT-Guwahati
For the first time in India, scientists from IIT-Guwahati have developed biodegradable plastic with the help of homegrown technology. In a country where rising pollution levels remain a serious areas of concern, the innovation comes as a major shot in the arm for solid waste management.
The biodegradable plastic has been developed by IIT-G's Centre of Excellence-Sustainable Polymers (CoE-SusPol), which is funded by the department of chemicals and petrochemicals under Union ministry of chemicals and fertilizers. 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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