Enhancing functional properties of bioplastic films: solubility, degradability and antimicrobial efficacy

Research Article
Ankita Jain*, Kanchan Dhole, and Sneha Pandey
Bioplastic, Banana peel, Corn starch, eco-friendly, biodegradable, solubility, antimicrobial test.

The ever-increasing demand of plastics in the world and their consequent disastrous effects on environment, a suitable environmental-friendly substitute like bioplastics/biodegradable plastics is the need time. Biobased plastics or bioplastics are made from renewable resources, such as corn, potatoes, soy, sugarcane, yam, wheat, and vegetable oil. With the price of oil rising and scarce resources of petroleum, tremendous efforts are being put by researchers to explore a proper and proven alternative to petroleum-based plastics (bio-waste, starch, cellulose, etc). Bio-based, biodegradable and recycled plastic are referred to as the sustainable plastic. Demands of such category have its root the recent changes and the wave of sustainability in the society.