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February 09, 2005

A biodegradable container.

During the past few years, we have heard much about biodegradable materials and how they are going to save the world from our selves and our preoccupation with stuff. All journeys start with a single, small step and there seem two few of those in this area. This seems like such a good start that it deserves mention.


In this application a container with a hole is filled with bait and dragged along in the water. The bait is gradually discharged and the biodegradable container and biodegradable line is cut loose to degrade and disappear without long lasting effects on the fish or environment.There are a variety of well-known, biodegradable materials from which the subject container can be prepared including polyvinyl alcohol resins ("PVA"); polyethylene oxide resins ("PEO"); methyl cellulose; hydroxyl propyl cellulose; polysaccharides (i.e., starches); including any naturally-occurring or synthetic processed biodegradable materials or the like. The material may disappear in times from two hours to two months. Well nothing is perfect and this is better then months or years.


Biodegradable chum container


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