Potato Carry Bags
18, Jul 2018
Prelims level : Environment Mains level :
A Bag made of potatoes could replace plastic as the biodegradable and recyclable alternative for carry bags.
- The potato based bag claims to be 100% plastic free
- It is also said to be dissolve in hot water and burn like paper.
- As compared with regular plastic, which takes thousands of years to decompose, the potato based bag degrades in a few months. It is said to be a stronger than a plastic carry bag.
The most likely ingredient are said to be potato and tapioca starch, vegetable oil extracts and other organic waste that are natural.