Biodegradability of degradable plastic waste

@article{Agamuthu2005BiodegradabilityOD,
  title={Biodegradability of degradable plastic waste},
  author={P. Agamuthu and Putri Nadzrul Faizura},
  journal={Waste Management & Research},
  year={2005},
  volume={23},
  pages={100 - 95}
}
Plastic waste constitutes the third largest waste volume in Malaysian municipal solid waste (MSW), next to putrescible waste and paper. The plastic component in MSW from Kuala Lumpur averages 24% (by weight), whereas the national mean is about 15%. The 144 waste dumps in the country receive about 95% of the MSW, including plastic waste. The useful life of the landfills is fast diminishing as the plastic waste stays un-degraded for more than 50 years. In this study the compostability of… Expand
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