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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(5): 3039-3051
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.362


A Review on Biodegradable Films
Aashima1, Prerna Singh1 and Anshu Sibbal Chatli2*
1Department of Biotechnology, 2Department of Microbiology,
Guru Nanak Girls College Model Town, Ludhiana (Punjab), India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

In Today’s scenario, various food industries use harmful packaging materials like plastics, metal, paper and combination of more than one material or composites. Approximately, 60% of plastics are being used in packaging and almost half of that is used to pack food-products, which is very dangerous for human health. Plastic is non-biodegradable and is not safe for food packaging and causes various health hazards. Plastic also reduces moisture and oxygen transfer rate of soil and deteriorates the quality of soil. To get over this problem, there is an urgent need to develop packaging films, which is biodegradable and safe for food packaging. Starch based edible films are biodegradable and also increase the shelf life of food products if incorporated with essential oils.


Keywords: Biodegradable films, Starch, Essential oils
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Aashima, Prerna Singh and Anshu Sibbal Chatli. 2020. A Review on Biodegradable Films.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(5): 3039-3051. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.362