Cassava as an Ideal Bioplastic

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Cassava starch as an effective component for Ideal Biodegradable Plastics

A Science Investigatory Project presented to
Philippine Women’s College of Davao
In partial fulfillment
Of the requirements in Science and Technology IV (PHYSICS)

To
Mr. Kenny Lloyd L. Angon
Physics Teacher

By
Gabriel Arañas
Danielle Andrea M. Ibaos
Jascha Bridget Lim
John Vergel Mori

Grade 10 – Probity
March 2013

Acknowledgement

Before I acknowledge the people who supported this Science Investigatory Project, I dedicate this project for the people who believe on the quote which is “Less is more”. I shall formally dictate all the people who supported this Science Investigatory Project, first and foremost, God who have given us the time
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They consume growing amounts of energy and other natural resources, degrading the environment in numerous ways. In addition to using up fossil fuels and other resources, plastic products create litter, hurt marine life, and threaten the basis of life on earth. There is over 45 million tons of plastics per year and nearly every piece of plastic ever made still exists today because of its long-life properties. Biodegradable plastics could be an effective solution to all of these problems. Biodegradable plastics are a much better choice than non-biodegradable plastics because they are friendlier to the earth and the environment. Biodegradable plastics break down faster, can be recycled easier and are non-toxic. With these characteristics of biodegradable plastics, we could help save lives and the environment as well and reduce the threat plastics give to marine life. Plastic, the wonder material that we use for everything, is perhaps the most harmful of this trash because it does not readily break down in nature but if it is biodegradable, these plastics break down faster so they have a much shorter effect on the earth, and they will degrade completely. Normal plastics are manufactured using oil, and this process is very harmful to the environment by polluting the air and environment, but this is not the case with green biodegradable plastics. Using biodegradable plastics will minimize the effects that these products…

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