Starch based biodegradable plastic
The plastic pollution is getting severe in the world and especially microplastic problem in the marine environment. There is some scientific evidence that these microplastics are already in our human body, which comes from our surrounding environment. Therefore, plastic recycling, reduction of plastic usage itself and biodegradable plastic usage and development, have been intensively attempted and carried out.
In this regard, Green Science Alliance has successfully made starch based biodegradable plastic with PLA (poly lactic acid) as binder/polymer. Some grades are composed of 100 % nature biomass derived materials.
Green Science Alliance will measure the mechanical strength and other thermal properties. Green Science Alliance will also test biodegradability in the soil and ocean in order to obtain biodegradable certificate from Japan and USA, Europe.