“This non-plastic bag can dissolve in water in less than 5 minutes — and its creators are hoping it can help cut down on global pollution.
Solubag’s revolutionary material closely resembles a generic shopping bag at first glance. However, unlike its plastic counterpart, a Solubag can easily be dissolved in cold water, leaving behind a non-toxic byproduct that can safely be poured down a consumer’s drain, according to the company’s website. By contrast, a traditional plastic bag can take hundreds of years to decompose in a landfill.
Solubags are made of a biodegradable material, which is created by a synthesis process involving calcium carbide and natural gas. The groundbreaking substance, which was invented by Chilean researchers Roberto Astete and Cristian Olivares in 2014, can also be used to create reusable canvas bags that break down in hot water.”
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