In Japan has developed a plastic bags decomposing in sea water
The Japanese company Mitsubishi Chemical announced the development of plastic packages that degrade in seawater, transmits television channel NHK.
The bags are made from a material which includes, in particular, sugar cane. To the touch this package will not differ from the usual plastic.
Currently, the company is preparing to launch mass production. The price of one package will be, roughly, between 12 and 50 yen (11 and 47 cents, respectively), depending on size, about six times above the price of conventional packages.
The company hopes that it will help in the fight against pollution of oceans with plastic waste.
In Japan from July 1, all stores began to charge for plastic bags. A number of stores started to offer free packets of biodegradable materials, but in most places, buyers are encouraged to bring your own bags.