It is widely believed that plastics do not biodegrade, but this is in fact not the case. The concept of biodegradable plastics and polymers was first introduced in the 1980s.
Bacteria that could break down plastic were developed as early as 1975, when team of Japanese scientists discovered a strain of Flavobacterium living in pools containing waste water from a nylon factory. At that time, … Continue reading An Introduction to Biodegradable Plastics
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