Biodegradable and composting plastic. Properties and environmental impacts

Konduru, Srinivasa Raju (2021) Biodegradable and composting plastic. Properties and environmental impacts. [Laurea magistrale], Università di Bologna, Corso di Studio in Ingegneria per l'ambiente e il territorio [LM-DM270], Documento full-text non disponibile
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Packaging waste forms a big a part of municipal solid waste and has caused increasing environmental considerations, leading to a strengthening of varied rules aimed toward reducing the amounts generated. Among different materials, a good vary of oil-based polymers is presently employed in packaging applications. These are nearly all non-biodegradable, and a few are troubled to recycle or apply because of being advanced composites having variable levels of contamination. Recently, important progress has been created within the development of biodegradable plastics, for the most part from renewable natural resources, to provide biodegradable materials with similar practicality thereto of oil-based polymers. The enlargement within these bio-based materials has many potential advantages for greenhouse gas balances and different environmental impacts over whole life cycles and in the use of renewable, instead of finite resources. it's supposed that use of biodegradable materials can contribute to sustainability and reduction within the environmental impact related to disposal of oil-based polymers. The diversity of biodegradable materials and their variable properties makes it trouble to create straightforward, generic assessments like biodegradable product are all ‘good’ or petrochemical-based product are all ‘bad’. during this analysis I'm aiming to discuss the benefits of bioplastics and their substitution potential with respect to petroleum-based materials, the production of bioplastics using scratch and environmental impacts of its composting.

Tipologia del documento
Tesi di laurea (Laurea magistrale)
Autore della tesi
Konduru, Srinivasa Raju
Relatore della tesi
Corso di studio
Earth resources engineering
Ordinamento Cds
Parole chiave
Biodegradable plastics,composting plastics,environmental impacts
Data di discussione della Tesi
10 Marzo 2021

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