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A Review on Biodegradation of Plastics

Journal: International Journal for Modern Trends in Science and Technology (IJMTST) (Vol.6, No. 3)

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Page : 15-23

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Plastics are defined as the synthetic long chain polymeric units (Scott, 1999). They are non-metallic mouldable compounds, a property responsible for their widespread utility. They have become irreplaceable and an integral part of every sector of economy due to their easy availability, durability and stability. Owing to their better chemical and physical properties like lightness, strength and resistance to water, they have replaced paper and other cellulose based compounds for packaging and other utilities. Plastics derived from renewable sources are called bio plastics. It is an alternative to plastics. Plastics are main cause of environmental pollution. When compared to other traditional methods of disposal of plastics biodegradation is pollution friendly.

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