KARAKTERISASI BIOPLASTIK DARI RUMPUT LAUT (EUCHEUMA COTTONII) DAN PATI SINGKONG DENGAN PENAMBAHAN PATI BIJI ALPUKAT
The increasing use of plastics in everyday life results in environmental pollution. Synthetic plastic is
difficult to be degraded in nature, so we need the main material for making environmentally friendly
plastics. This research was conducted to synthesize seaweed-based biodegradable plastic (Eucheuma
cottonii) mixed with cassava starch and polysaccharides derived from various tropical fruit seeds that
are widely available in Indonesia such as avocado and durian with a composition ratio of 3:8:1.
Characterization carried out included functional group analysis with FTIR, mechanical properties
(tensile strength) and biodegradability.