Products Made From Crop Waste May Curb a Tide of Plastic

Products Made From Crop Waste May Curb a Tide of Plastic

A company that makes packaging out of plant fibers hopes to address two problems at once: air pollution from the burning of crop stubble, and landfills and waterways clogged with plastic.

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Made from plant fibers and water, Bio- lutions ' packaging biodegrades in a matter of months.  Source: Bio- lutions

PRITI SALIAN

Since early 2017, the company has supplied its packaging (which is approved by India’s food standards authority) to online grocery stores.

Bio-lutions’ products are only marginally more expensive than the plastic variants, and have found a ready market. With a five-year, interest-free loan from a German bank, the company is preparing to manufacture tableware as well.

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