TITLE

DEGRADABLE PLASTICS

AUTHOR(S)
Emsley, John
PUB. DATE
October 1991
SOURCE
New Scientist;10/19/91, Vol. 132 Issue 1791, p41
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on ICI Corp.'s development of a polyhydroxybutyrate, a plastic which can be digested by soil bacteria. Aim to make packaging plastic a part of the natural carbon cycle; Marketing of the plastic under the trade name Biopol; Diagram illustrating the perfect plastic cycle; Photodegradation of plastics; Volume of plastic waste disposed around the world.
ACCESSION #
10557727

 

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