Production of Biodegradable Bioplastics filled with Jordanian Olive Tree Leaves
Petroleum?based plastics have been causing severe ecological problems to the environment which is a threat to the marine life as well as the quality of air. A biodegradable bioplastic is produced using natural and biodegradable materials such as gelatin, glycerol and water with natural agricultural wastes such as Jordanian Olive Tree Leaves as reinforced fillers within the bioplastics. Therefore, the study aimed to investigate the type and percentage of each bioplastic component (biopolymers (s) + plasticizer (s) + other additive (s)), and the percentage of the olive leaves on the mechanical properties of the produced bio?plastic. The study found that as the concentration of olive leaves increased, the density decreased and showed also a decrease in the ductility until 7%, then increased.