Microbial Degradation Of Plastic - A Review

@article{Kale2015MicrobialDO,
  title={Microbial Degradation Of Plastic - A Review},
  author={S. K. Kale and Amit G. Deshmukh and Mahendra Shankarrao Dudhare and Vikram Patil},
  journal={Journal of Biochemical Technology},
  year={2015},
  volume={6},
  pages={952-961}
}
Since last few decades the uncontrolled use of plastics for various purposes such as packaging, transportation, industry and agriculture in rural as well as urban areas, has elevated serious issue of plastic waste disposal and its pollution. The efficient decomposition of plastic bags takes about 1000 years.  Plastic causes pollution and global warming not only because of increase in the problem of waste disposal and land filling but also release CO 2 and dioxins due to burning. Commonly used… 

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