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Biodegradable Waste: Ugandan Scientists to Make Plastic Bags Out of Cassava | WATCH

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Plant science researchers in Uganda have developed plastic material from the cassava crop. When disposed, the biodegradable plastic easily rots into manure.

Once adopted, the cassava plastic could provide the solution to the plastic bag menace that is choking a lot of urban cities in Africa.

While the material is still at the trial stage in the government laboratories, the researchers expect to begin mass production in two years time.

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5 Comments

  1. tunmi

    September 24, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Yes!!!!!!!!! ?????? another use for cassava.

    • Chidi

      September 24, 2016 at 5:53 pm

      @tunmi what made you think they can’t grow the cassava needed lol. This is the advancement going on in other countries while your minster of technology is still planning on manufacturing pencil.

    • tunmi

      September 24, 2016 at 8:53 pm

      I don’t understand. My comment did not state or imply that they (who is they anyway?) can’t grow the cassava needed. I’m just glad Africans are partaking in the same advancement, even if it is not in Nigeria. And I like cassava!!!

  2. Fabulous B

    September 24, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Long wait over. Thanks to God for this geniuses. 2years is long abeg!

  3. Tosin

    September 25, 2016 at 5:25 am

    important
    can’t believe we use plastics
    can’t believe there isn’t a law against making more

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