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P-ISSN: 2394-0530, E-ISSN: 2320-3862

2019, Vol. 7, Issue 2, Part B

Biodegradable plastics: ecofriendly plastics

Dr. Sanjeeb Kumar Das

The inappropriate disposal of plastic waste represents a serious environmental issue that is today receiving increased attention. Incorrectly discharged plastic items tend to accumulate in nature, leaving behind an undesirable visual footprint and a potential risk to wildlife.In an attempt to provide solutions (bio) degradable plastics have seen the light. Biodegradable (PE) plastic bags own almost the same qualities as ordinary plastic bags. Biodegradable plastic bags differ mainly through its composability (biological reduction).The underlying technology is based on special additives which, if incorporated into standard PE resins, are purported to accelerate the degradation of the film products. Degradable PE films can help lessen the problem of plastic wastes. By using degradable plastics, farmers can protect their horticultural crops from harsh elements like too much sun, wind, rain, and diseases, without significant negative effect on yield, quality, and heavy metal content of these crops as well as on soil properties.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Sanjeeb Kumar Das. Biodegradable plastics: ecofriendly plastics. J Med Plants Stud 2019;7(2):103-105.
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