Eco-friendly polybags made from maize and banana fibre introduced in Indore
Indore: A company working in green energy solutions- Satpura Energy System--has introduced polythene bags which it claims are 100% bio-degradable. They are made of organic substances such as maize starch and banana fibres.
Company's founder Suryakant Bargal claimed that the product is completely bio-degradable and gets converted into soil after seven weeks of being dumped.
"Made of organic substances, these polybags are absolutely harmless for environment," he added. Till now the company is sourcing supplies of these polybags from Vapi (Maharshtra).
The company is in talks with a group from Indore having chain of outlets of readymade garments for supply of the eco-friendly polybags. These carry bags cost Rs350 a kg whereas prevalent polythene bags cost Rs 150 to 200 a kg.
Bargl said his company is also promoting paper bags as replacement for polythene bags at commercial outlets. " We have trained 700 women in making bags till now", said Bargal. As pilot project we have chalked out proposal to replace polythene bags with eco-friendly paper bags at two dozen retail outlets in Indore," he informed.
The product is completely bio-degradable and gets converted into soil after seven weeks of being dumped.