New perspectives in plastic biodegradation.

@article{Sivan2011NewPI,
  title={New perspectives in plastic biodegradation.},
  author={Alex Sivan},
  journal={Current opinion in biotechnology},
  year={2011},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={422-6}
}
During the past 50 years new plastic materials, in various applications, have gradually replaced the traditional metal, wood, leather materials. Ironically, the most preferred property of plastics--durability--exerts also the major environmental threat. Recycling has practically failed to provide a safe solution for disposal of plastic waste (only 5% out of 1 trillion plastic bags, annually produced in the US alone, are being recycled). Since the most utilized plastic is polyethylene (PE; ca… CONTINUE READING
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