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Biodegradation of polyethylene and polypropylene

  title={Biodegradation of polyethylene and polypropylene},
  author={J. Arutchelvi and Monisha Sudhakar and Ambika Arkatkar and Mukesh Doble and Sumit Bhaduri and Parasu Veera Uppara},
Polyethylene and polypropylene are the two polyolefins with wide ranging applications. They are recalcitrant and hence remain inert to degradation and deterioration leading to their accumulation in the environment, and, therefore creating serious environmental problems. In this review, biodegradation of these two polymers under in vitro conditions is reported. An attempt has been made to cover the mechanism of biodegradation, the various bacterial and fungal organisms that have been reported… 

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