Potentials of Biodegradable Plastics

  • Natha Shree S. Dept. of Environmental Sciences, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Tamil Nadu (641 003), India
  • E. Parameswari Dept. of Environmental Sciences, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Tamil Nadu (641 003), India
  • M. Maheswari Dept. of Environmental Sciences, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Tamil Nadu (641 003), India
Keywords: Biodegradable plastics, Biodegradation, Conventional Plastics, Plastic pollution

Abstract

Plastics, kind of polymer which has been largely consumed and dumped in open environment is causing greater problem to our earth. Further the accumulated plastics broken down into micro plastics and Nano plastics which are further multiplying the problem to environment. Thus solution to plastic pollution is the need of an hour. Biodegradable plastics (BPs) gained importance due to their degradation property and minimum adversity to environment. But there is a need to ascertain whether BPs is the hopeful solution for plastic pollution. So, two sides of BPs are discussed in this paper. BPs’ complete degradation is not always possible in the open natural environment.  Also changes in knowledge, awareness, behavior is important for the worldwide application of biodegradable plastics. To conclude, biodegradable plastics may become one of the strategies to fight the plastic pollution but the integrated approach which consists of ecofriendly approaches should be considered and implemented.

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Published
2021-11-17
How to Cite
[1]
S., N.S., Parameswari, E. and Maheswari, M. 2021. Potentials of Biodegradable Plastics. Biotica Research Today. 3, 11 (Nov. 2021), 1034-1036.
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