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Coimbatore Introduces Bio-Compostable Bags That Dissolve in Hot Water & Burn to Ash!

India generates over 5.6 million metric tons of plastic waste annually. And the consequences of it are far from a mystery. Landfills and water bodies continue to choke on plastic waste. While plastic bottles take anywhere around 70-450 years to decompose, a plastic bag takes a whopping 500-1000 years.

And even though plastic bags below 50 microns were banned across the country, several parts of different states continue to use it. One of the prime reasons for this is the lack of availability of a viable alternative for plastic bags.

To cater to this existing void in the market, the Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation (CCMC) launched its bio-compostable bags, an alternative to polythenes in association with a Bengaluru firm, Regeno Ventures.