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Turning agro-waste into environment-friendly plastics

Updated : July 30, 2019 04:12 PM IST

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in Italy’s port city of Genoa is making bioplastics from agro-waste. The institute has tied up with the city’s central vegetable market for sourcing raw material.
The use of agro-waste to churn out biodegradable plastics aligns with the concept of a circular economy and may address the crop residue burning in India.
India’s IIT Guwahati, among others, is also working on environment-friendly plastics.
Turning agro-waste into environment-friendly plastics
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