how to make plastic from cassava?


Gorfram8 years ago
Don't know about cassava specifically, but it's a starchy vegetable, right?

Starch is one kind of long hydrocarbon chain, similar to the hydrocarbon chains in petroleum-derived plastics. So I'd guess you can use anything good & starchy to make an organic-based plastic.

Cassava may be enough like potatoes that this Instructable will help: Make Potato Plastic!!/

Another Instructable uses cornstarch:

Proteins are also long hydrocarbon chains, and this Instructable uses milk for Homemade Plastic:

Hope this helps some. :)