Biodegradation of Agricultural Plastic Films: A Critical Review

@article{Kyrikou2007BiodegradationOA,
  title={Biodegradation of Agricultural Plastic Films: A Critical Review},
  author={Ioanna Kyrikou and Demetrios Briassoulis},
  journal={Journal of Polymers and the Environment},
  year={2007},
  volume={15},
  pages={125-150}
}
The growing use of plastics in agriculture has enabled farmers to increase their crop production. One major drawback of most polymers used in agriculture is the problem with their disposal, following their useful life-time. Non-degradable polymers, being resistive to degradation (depending on the polymer, additives, conditions etc) tend to accumulate as plastic waste, creating a serious problem of plastic waste management. In cases such plastic waste ends-up in landfills or it is buried in soil… CONTINUE READING

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