Biodegradation of plastics: current scenario and future prospects for environmental safety

@article{Ahmed2018BiodegradationOP,
  title={Biodegradation of plastics: current scenario and future prospects for environmental safety},
  author={Temoor Ahmed and Muhammad Shahid and Farrukh Azeem and Ijaz Rasul and Asad Ali Shah and Muhammad Noman and Amir Hameed and Natasha Manzoor and Irfan Manzoor and Sher Muhammad},
  journal={Environmental Science and Pollution Research},
  year={2018},
  volume={25},
  pages={7287-7298}
}
Plastic is a general term used for a wide range of high molecular weight organic polymers obtained mostly from the various hydrocarbon and petroleum derivatives. There is an ever-increasing trend towards the production and consumption of plastics due to their extensive industrial and domestic applications. However, a wide spectrum of these polymers is non-biodegradable with few exceptions. The extensive use of plastics, lack of waste management, and casual community behavior towards their… 
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