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.
|Journal||Acta Polytechnica Scandinavica, Chemical Technology Series|
|Publication status||Published - 1991|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
- POLYVINYL CHLORIDE
- WASTE DISPOSAL