Plastics Pollution

PROFILE SHEET: AGRIBIOMULCHFILM

 

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa, has collaborated with Elizade University, Nigeria, in AgriBioMulchFilm Project to develop biodegradable mulch films (BDM) by using locally available natural polymers such as starch and other additives to customise biodegradation rates of mulches, to replace the current non-biodegradable Polyethylene (PE) mulch films.

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