Biodegradable Plastic from Cactus Plant – a breakthrough innovation

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Source: University of the Valley
A Mexican Scientist has innovated the biodegradable plastic from Cactus plant that dissolves in soil and water.

 

Biodegradable plastic from Catus
It is mainly from the juice of the nopal cactus. Pascoe researcher at the University of the Valley of Atemajac said, “The plastic is formed from the sugars of nopal juice which is monosaccharides and polysaccharides content.” The plant is indigenous to Mexico and can assist solve a global concern of plastic pollution suffocating our oceans and waterways.
The researcher said that the Biological and Agricultural Sciences of the University of Guadalajara, help them of knowing the properties of degradation of this plastic and how prolonged it takes to decay in a natural environment.
Universidad del Valle de Atemajac

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