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Bioplastics by Mind Map: Bioplastics
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Bioplastics

What are they?

Bioplastics are biodegradable plastics whose components are derived entirely or almost entirely from renewable raw materials such as corn, soya,potatoes or microorganisms  

Advantages

Their raw materials are abundant and renewable They are non toxic, recyclable and biodegradable They have low impact on waste managment

Bioplastics' Classification

Disadvantages

Bioplastics' production use resources needed for food High cost Their properties have to be optimized for given applications

Biodegradable plastics

Plastics in which the degradation results from the action of natural occuring microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi and algae

How make your own bioplastic?

This recipe is for decorating objects Ingredients 12g glycerol 12g gelatin 60 ml hot water food dyes                                                                                    Procedure Mix the first 3 ingredients together and stir Heat the mixture to 95oC or to the point of initial frothing Stir the hot mixture again well Separate the mixture in small amounts and add the dye Carefully pour the mixture into a drying pan.Use nonstick  surfaces Let the mixture dry.You can accelerate the drying by using a hair dryer Remove the objects