"In the race to reduce white pollution in India, many start-ups are finding alternatives to plastic. Bagasse, the fibrous remains left behind after extracting sugarcane juice, can be used to make disposable cutlery. Pappco, a greenware manufacturer, is tapping into this market in India by creating awareness, with good results".
Biodegradable cutlery from agri waste: "Started in 2011 to provide a viable alternative to plastic cutlery in India, PAPPCO uses sugarcane, bamboo and wheat straw to manufacture its disposables. Bagasse is remolded to a kind of paper that is used to make plates, cups and glasses. Residual sugarcane called 'Bagasse' is churned & made into a pulp. With the help of high temperature and pressure, this pulp is molded into high-quality tableware. Pappco tableware is 100% compostable and can decompose in your backyard home compost. Abhishek says they have also recently started tapping into bamboo and wheat straw. The company also has a range of bioplastics, which use corn starch or potato starch for the production of plastics, instead of petrol or oil. The greenware is mainly sold through retail stores such as Star Bazaar, Reliance, and Nature’s Basket all over India, and through restaurant chains".
Link: A compact machine for simultaneous spinning and reeling of different types of silk including muga silk and eri silk. In the manual reeling process, winding one bobbin manually took one hour. The device is developed to simplify this tedious process.
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