Bangladesh: Scientists develop method to convert Jute fibre into low-cost bio-degradable cellulose sheets

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  1. Scientists in Bangladesh have developed a method to convert Jute fibre into low-cost biodegradable cellulose sheets named as Sonali.
  2. These can be used as wrapping material and carrying bag.The physical qualities of the invented jute fibre and plastic are quite similar.
  3. The Eco-friendly jute poly bags made up of Sonali can also be used in garments and food packaging work and they are not harmful for human health.
  4. However,the main challenge in the large scale adoption of Sonali sheet is the relatively high cost of production which is almost double that of polythene.But,the production on a large scale is expected to bring down the cost.