Development of Biodegradable Pots and Plates using Agricultural Residues


The need of plates and plant holding pots has expanded significantly as of late. Measure of accessible rural wastes are similarly higher and uncovered untreated. Handling agricultural waste for creating plates and pots is considerably more effective practice. However, many farmers discard Agricultural waste by burning or burying in land. Plastics play an important role in damaging the Nature.

Bio-plates and bio plates have many points of interest, for example, sustainability, recyclability, biodegradability, low thickness and minimal effort. The agricultural wastes like corn stalks, cotton stalks, rice husks, rice straw etc are appropriate for creating them. However, We waste major part of fibre crops . For effective usage, the capacity of satisfactory amounts of material ought to be considered. Take care of Climatic conditions, Moisture and pest attacks.

The wealth of regular strands together without any difficulty of their operability is an alluring component, which makes it a proper substitute for engineered filaments that are conceivably dangerous. The point of this task is creating Eco- accommodating plates and pots by reusing agrarian squanders, in this manner taking care of a significant issue of natural contamination caused by these mechanical and rural squanders generation. So, Utilizing these rural squanders could open new markets and enhance the rustic agribusiness-based economy.

Materials and Method

Preparation of biodegradable plates from agriculture residues

  1. Conduct a soluble treatment was on horticulture deposits like cornhusk. In addition, Clean the deposit and after that absorbed a concentrated7.5% w/w sodium hydroxide (NaOH) arrangement.
  2. Wash the treated deposit in refined water. Hydrolyse the pre-treated mash by 1 M of hydrochloric acid (HCl) at 80 ± 5°C for 2 hours and after that washed with refined water over and over.
  3. Later, again with the 2% w/w of Nao arrangement at 80 ± 5°C for 2 hours. Wash the antacid treated mash with refined water for few times.
  4. In the mixing machine, mix all the aggregates until they became homogeneous.
  5. Continue mixing for few hours. Later, settle the mixture in a glass plate and dry it for two days.
Preparation of biodegradable pots from agriculture residues
  1. Corn husk composite biodegradable film has been appeared to have a glass change temperature at 24 °C. the corn husk film has dissolving point at 116.52 °C.
  2. So as to get biodegradability, the protein technique, the microbiological strategy and the dirt internment technique can be utilized. In this undertaking, a test was set up for biodegradation testing under controlled soil conditions.
  3. The loss of weight of deposit composite biodegradable film checked by methods for test gathered from the dirt at customary time interim.
  4. Cover the Agricultural deposit film in the dirt and evacuate for assessment at 1 month interim. The film generate in 7-9 months. The film accomplishes 100% debasement at 270 days.

The corn husk biodegradable film created was utilized to deliver biodegradable pot for seedling. It can be seen that the seedling develops soundly. At the point when this Biodegradable pot break down, it discharges water and carbon dioxide without draining unsafe chemicals into the air or soil. The ecological advantages of biodegradable pots are significant. Biodegradable Pot can be planted where there is no compelling reason to expel seedlings from pots. This supports root development while the Biodegradable Pot decays.


Rural biodegradable deposit will be a great elective crude material for assembling eco plates and eco pots. The biodegradability demonstrates that the 100% fertilising the soil accomplished at 270 days. To ensure the earth and the biodegradable plates will dispenses with all the plastic plates anticipating real contaminations.