DFRL’s Biodegradable plastic drawing attention at the Food Expo

(UNI) The Defence Food Research Laboratory’s (DFRL) new development of Biodegradable plastic is drawing the attention of the food industry as it holds bright prospects for the future of food packaging.
DFRL Associate Director Gopal Kumar Sharma, speaking to the media at the International food Convention, said that the technology has been patented and many industries are in talks for technology transfer and absorption.
A DFRL representative said the technology had been developed for the armed forces stationed at high altitudes or deployed in sensitive areas. Given the exigency of the situation in these areas, clearing of accumulated waste is not a priority. This led the DFRL to experiment and develop alternative packaging material that is biodegradable.