Biodegradable and bio-based polymers: Future prospects of eco-friendly plastics

  • Iwata T
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Abstract

Thumbnail image of graphical abstract Currently used plastics are mostly produced from petrochemical products, but there is a growing demand for eco-friendly plastics. The use of bio-based plastics, which are produced from renewable resources, and biodegradable plastics, which are degraded in the environment, will lead to a more sustainable society and help us solve global environmental and waste management problems.

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  • Bio-based plastics
  • Biodegradable plastics
  • Polymers

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