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DFRL, Mysuru develops biodegradable water bottles

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Mysuru: The Mysuru-based Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL), a DRDO lab, has developed a biodegradable water bottle, in an effort to reduce the overall carbon footprint in the environment.

These bottles, developed in a limited quantity, were launched by Union Minister of State for Defence and Tourism Ajay Bhat, here on Friday during the two-day national seminar at SDM College.

According to the release issued by DFRL-DRDO, these bio-degradable are compostable as per the ISO 17088-2021 and IS 17899 T: 2022 standards. These bottles are absolutely safe for food and beverage contact applications and what more, even the bottle cap and label are also compostable.

These bottles look like those other bottles as they too are transparent. Besides, these are durable and strong as any other plastic bottle.

With an aim to check plastic pollution that has become a menace due to indiscriminate littering and also insufficient recycling, these bottles have been developed in collaboration with M/s Konkan Specialty Polyproducts Ltd, Mangaluru. The technology that has been used to develop these bottles is the poly lactic acid manufactured using injection blow moulding technique.

These bottles are yet to be developed for commercial use as the availability of raw materials is scarce, it is said.

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