Student from Karachi University Creates Shopping Bags That Can be Eaten

A student from Karachi University has created environment-friendly plastic from a marine plant.

The best thing about this type of plastic is that it’s edible. You can mix it with water or any other fluid and consume it without any harmful effects.

According to the student’s supervisor, the plastic can be used for making shopping bags. When it comes to its commercial aspects, the only drawback it has is that it cannot hold high-temperature liquids like tea, because it dissolves in hot solutions.

However, cold liquids like milk can be carried in these bags for short periods of time.

The student and her supervisor revealed their discovery in a morning show on Samaa TV.

The host can be seen mixing the plastic in the water and then drinking it to show that it actually comes without any side effects and can solve the pollution problem that our country is facing from excessive use of non-biodegradable plastic.


What are your thoughts on edible plastic? Let us know in the comment section.

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    • “created”. No where it was mentioned anything about inventing. It’s a step in the right direction for R&D, so proper production can be started locally in pakistan instead of importing it.

  • Is this actual plastic? If so, the harmful effects don’t show immediately. They show after years, maybe even decades. If this contains even traces of plastic it will be harmful for health as plastic is a known carcinogenic and can create a variety of other health issues.

    • AFAIK, these type of bags are decomposed in 4 months and are made up of plant starch and other materials. No actual plastic is used. Its literally drinkable.

  • Good job… Keep it up…. This can reduce the production of plastic mineral water bottles it marketed properly…

  • Lets just say is she going to live in pakistan now or will gvt help her to do make it more perfect in future. No never not impossible.

  • The problem with these developments is the pricing. Shopkeepers cant afford the price tag on them to be used as grocery bags


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