Plastic Pollution and the Challenge of Bioplastics
نوع المنشور
بحث أصيل
المؤلفون
النص الكامل
تحميل

The world annual production of plastic shopping bags (PBS) overcomes 5 million tons and 60 thousand PBS are used every five seconds, more than 100 billions of them are being consumed only in Europe each year. In addition, 2 millions of plastic bottles are consumed worldwide every five minutes. Currently, more than 35 millions tons of wastes deriving from different plastic products are produced each year in the world and only 7% of them are recycled, the remaining waste being deposited in the landfills or dispersed in the oceans. Plastics disposal in either ground or water threatens soil fertility and marine life, whereas plastics burning releases poisonous chemicals in the air. Nowadays, people are more aware about the harmful effects of the presence in the environment of wastes derived from plastic materials. A possible solution to reduce the consumption of the traditional plastics of petrochemical origin and, consequently, plastic waste disposal,…

المجلة
العنوان
Mohammed Sabbah
الناشر
Journal of Applied Biotechnology & Bioengineering
بلد الناشر
الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية
نوع المنشور
مطبوع فقط
المجلد
2
السنة
2017
الصفحات
111