PHOTODEGRADATION AND BIODEGRADATION OF HIGH-VOLUME THERMOPLASTICS

J Seppälä, Y-Y Linko, T SU

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    Abstract

    This review briefly covers the basic considerations of plastic waste disposal, basic principles of photo- and biodegradation of the high volume thermoplastics, and characteristics of each of polyethylene, polypropylene, polyvinyl chloride and polystyrene in their photo- and biodegradation. Starch as a biodegradable filler in such plastics is also discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalActa Polytechnica Scandinavica, Chemical Technology Series
    Issue number198
    Publication statusPublished - 1991
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Keywords

    • PHOTODEGRADATION
    • BIODEGRADATION
    • POLYETHYLENE
    • POLYPROPYLENE
    • POLYVINYL CHLORIDE
    • POLYSTYRENE
    • THERMOPLASTICS
    • WASTE DISPOSAL

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