Plastics made from biomass such as corn, maize, sugarcane bagasse etc are known as Bioplastics. These plastics have same physical and chemical properties as that of regular plastics and they maintain full recycling capabilities. The biodegradable plastics can be obtained from polyhydroxyalkanoates(PHA) which is majorly obtained from plants and bacteria. Bacteria produces Acetyl-CoA enzyme during its metabolism which is converted into Polyhydroxy butyryl(PHB) by three biosynthetic enzymes. Usage of Bioplastics have enabled significant CO2 saving compared to conventional plastics. The renewable nature and biodegradability of PHA makes them suitable to replace synthetic plastic and hence paves way in the waste management.
- Track 1-1 Gene Splicing
- Track 2-2 Biosynthetic Enzymes
- Track 3-3 Environmental Impact
- Track 4-4 Paving Way in Waste Management