Sustainability of bioplastics: opportunities and challenges

Show simple item record Thakur, Sourbh Chaudhary, Jyoti Sharma, Bhawna Verma, Ankit Tamulevicius, Sigitas Thakur, Vijay Kumar 2018-11-13T10:53:52Z 2018-11-13T10:53:52Z 2018-04-27
dc.identifier.citation Sourbh Thakur, Jyoti Chaudhary, Bhawna Sharma, et al., Sustainability of bioplastics: opportunities and challenges. Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 13, October 2018, Pages 68-75 en_UK
dc.identifier.issn 2452-2236
dc.description.abstract Recycling is groundwork of the worldwide efforts to diminish the amount of plastics in waste. Mostly around 7.8–8.2 million tons of poorly-used plastics enter the oceans every year. Non-biodegradable plastics settlements in landfills are uncertain, which hinders the production of land resources. Non-biodegradable plastic solid wastes, carbon dioxide, greenhouse gases, various air pollutants, cancerous polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and dioxins, released to the environment cause severe damage and harmfulness to the inhabitants. Due to the bio-degradability and renewability of biopolymers, petroleum-based plastics can be replaced with bio-based polymers in order to minimize the environmental risks. In this review article, bio-degradability of polymers has been discussed. The mechanisms of bio-recycling have been particularly emphasized in the present article. en_UK
dc.language.iso en en_UK
dc.publisher Elsevier en_UK
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dc.title Sustainability of bioplastics: opportunities and challenges en_UK
dc.type Article en_UK

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