As the population continues to rise, it contributes to a similar surge in the use of plastic. Plastics continue to mount up in the near and far vicinity. It does not degenerate easily and also results in severe environmental pollution. The black pungent smoke that arises during the burning of plastic results in several health hazards. Plastics that deposits itself in the environment, rivers and oceans deplete the natural reserve as well as leads to the destruction of flora and fauna. Thus, plastic remains to be a growing menace. The recent telecast featured innovative solutions to substitute plastic with eco-friendly materials.
To offer a permanent solution to the plastic menace, many biomaterials like cellulose that can be easily degraded are used. Cellulose from the woods of the trees are used widely, however, cutting down trees has never been an ideal option. After the harvest of banana, the banana tree remains as a substantial waste as it is an annual plant. Cellulose obtained from a banana tree was utilized to derive a replacement for plastics. It resulted in the production of a strong, complex and translucent plastic with a highly biodegradable tendency. Being a tree that grows quickly its potential use remains manifold.