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Soft Plastic Waste in Myanmar
Bioplastics are plastic-like materials made from biobased sources such as corn, potatoes, or vegetables. They may also be biodegradable and break down naturally into soil. Although there is no strict definition, we define bioplastics solely as biobased and biodegradable materials.
Our bioplastics would come from corn, a major crop in the area, and local plant oils. Although corn is grown extensively, it is mainly not for consumption but for sale to a company selling the corn as chicken feed in other countries. Replacing the end use of the corn currently grown would benefit the local community and local farmers instead of a monopoloid international corporation.
The bioplastics would have been tested to be easily produced in the local area from exclusively local materials, and to biodegrade within a relatively short time (3-12 months) into soil.
Our manufacturing plant would produce bioplastic bags to be sold affordably in the town and to other regions.
Employing local workers, the company's aim is to replace plastic with a sustainable material for the cases in which plastic would be single-use or disposable.
This replaces extensively-used and imported plastic shopping bags and trash bags, as well as a big production line of soft plastics manufacturing in general.
The profits from any bioplastics sales go back into the community to pay for other sustainability services offered by our foundation and keep them affordable to the public.
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