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Cassava Derived Starch As Component For Biodegradable Plastic

Plastic bottles, plastic spoons, plastic packaging, plastic bags… we use a lot of plastic. Plastics are made from polymers, which are super long chains of atoms. We love them because they’re cheap and super sturdy for how light they are. The problem is that they’re so sturdy that, after we throw them away, they can sit around in a landfill for a million years. Almost all plastics we use come from petroleum products, but recently more is being made from corn starch which has a compact structure which can be used as a plastic. Since corn starch is often used and cannot be easily found in Dipolog City, we thought of another replacement for it that can meet its standards…