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GREEN PLASTIC: A NEW PLASTIC FOR PACKAGING

Mr. Pankaj Kumar*, Sonia

This paper gives a brief idea about a new type of plastic called as bio-plastic or green plastic. Plastic is used as a packaging material for various products, but this plastic is made up of non renewable raw materials. There are various disadvantages of using conventional plastic like littering, CO2 production, non-degradable in nature etc. To overcome these problems a new type of plastic is discovered called bio-plastic or green plastic. Bio-plastic is made from renewable resources and also reduces CO2 emission upto a great extent. Today various types of bio-plastics are available in market like PLA (Poly lactic acid), PHA (Polyhydroxylalkanoate), PE (Polyethylene), PCL (Polycaprolactone) etc. Soon various industries will start using bio-plastic because of various advantages of bio-plastic over conventional plastics.

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