A review of biodegradation of synthetic plastic and foams.

  title={A review of biodegradation of synthetic plastic and foams.},
  author={Richa Raja Gautam and Amarjeet S. Bassi and Ernest Yanful},
  journal={Applied biochemistry and biotechnology},
  volume={141 1},
Synthetic polymeric foams have pervaded every aspect of modern life. Although foams provide numerous benefits, they also cause a significant environmental litter problem because of their recalcitrant and xenobiotic nature. Biodegradation may provide solution to the problem, but not enough is known about the biodegradation process of synthetic plastic and plasticbased foams. This review has been written to provide an overview of the current state of plastic foam biodegradation. Several… CONTINUE READING