Eco-Safe Bags Developed in Russia

Russian scientists have developed a new ecologically safe material for the bags, which gets degraded in the soil within two weeks.

Polyethylene, widely used for various kinds of bags, needs about 10 years to get degraded. Know-how of the Russian researchers from Stavropol State University consists of methyl cellulose and protein complexes.

New biodegradable material has the same strength as polyethylene, and is able to preserve food longer, because it’s not transparent for UV radiation. New material can be used in everyday life, in medicine, in beauty industry, and in food industry.

Further commercialization of the product requires investments of about 4–5 million rubles.