Leaf to beat plastic - Macaranga Nicobarica


  • Deepali Singh


Plastic is not only staple in our daily lives but it is also basic packaging material in all types of food industries due to its suitable properties and cheaper cost. Which create a lot of plastic pollution and leads to global warming, ozone depletion, Acid rain etc. According to the report by Forbes, only 9% of plastic of the 9 BILLION of plastic produced gets recycled. Research also suggest that disposable plastic can take 400 years to 450 years before they get completely decompose. To cut down the demand of plastic for packaging purposes leafy alternatives are safe substitutions. They are complete ecofriendly and gets decompose in soil a lot more faster than plastic.


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Dr. Lakshmi unithann “ Alternative to plastic: giant leaf of macaranga

nicobarica 24 October 2019

Lekshmi Priya S “All the way from nicobar, kerala researchers root for

giant leaf to beat plastic. 16 January 2019.

The Indian Express “wild plantain leaf to help kerala go green” 24

January 2019




How to Cite

D. Singh, “Leaf to beat plastic - Macaranga Nicobarica ”, FASJ, vol. 1, no. 2, Jun. 2020.