What is Elephant Grass Bioplastic?
Bio plastics are plastics that have not been made from the substances that plastics are usually made out of, they are made out of sustainable, biomass materials, such as elephant grass. Therefore, they use less finite resources like fossil fuels than traditional plastics.
What are the advantages of Elephant Grass Bioplastic?
Elephant grass absorbs a large amount of Carbon Dioxide during growth, and does not need many fertilisers or pesticides to be grown, so it has very little impact on the environment. In fact, a hectare of elephant grass can absorb four times more greenhouse gases than a hectare of tree forest, and also rejuvenates the soil in which it is grown, making it a highly sustainable solution.
It is also biodegradable, meaning it can be composted once used. However, elephant grass bioplastic is not recyclable, unlike sugarcane bioplastic, which is fully recyclable, like normal plastics. You can learn more about sugarcane bioplastic here.