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Testing the biodegradability and biodegradation rates of degradable/biodegradable plastics within simulated environment

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The objective of this study was to evaluate and compare the biodegradability and biodegradation rates of ‘single-use' plastic bags available on the market and labeled as degradable/biodegradable. The test was carried out under both aerobic and anaerobic conditions. The project length was 20 months. The biodegradation results in the laboratory conditions demonstrate that none of the degradable/ biodegradable bags showed visual changes and/or were broken into pieces and none of them experienced any disintegration or degradation. The cellulose filter paper (CFP) completely degraded after 10 days in the aerobic conditions and after 5 month in the anaerobic conditions, implying that the conditions required for biodegradation to occur in a sampling environment were present.
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12
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p.93-101,ref.
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  • Faculty of Agronomy, Department of Applied and Landscape Ecology, Mendel University in Brno, Zemedelska 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
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Bibliografia
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  • Ammala, A., Bateman, S., Dean, K., Petinakisa, E., Sangwan, P., Wong, S., Yuan, Q., Yu, L., Patrick, C., Leong, H.,K. An overview of degradable and biodegradable polyolefins. Progress in Polymer Science 36, 2011, s. 115-149.
  • Bonhomme, S., Cuer, A., Delort, A-M., Lemaire, J., Sancelme, M., Scott, G. Environmental Biodegradation of polyethylene. Polymer Degradation and Stability 81, 2003, s. 441 – 452.
  • Di Francoa, C.R., Cyrasa, V.P., Busalmena, J.P., Ruseckaitea, R.A., Va´ Zqueza, A. Degradation of polycaprolactone/starch blends and composites with sisal fibre. Polymer Degradation and Stability 86, 2004, s. 95-103.
  • Chiellini, E., Corti, A., D’antone, S., Baciu, R. Oxobiodegradable carbon backbone polymers oxidative degradation of polyethylene under accelerated test conditions. Polymer Degradation and Stability, 2006, s. 1-9.
  • Chiellini, E., Corti, A, Antone, S.D., Swift, G. Biodegradation of Thermally-Oxidized, Fragmented Low density Polyethylenes. Polymer Degradation and Stability 81, 2003, s. 341 – 351.
  • Choa, H.S., Moonb, H.S., Kima, M., Nama, K., Kim, J.Y. Biodegradability and biodegradation rate of poly(caprolactone)-starch blend and poly(butylene succinate) biodegradable polymer under aerobic and anaerobic environment. Waste Management 31, 2011,s. 475-480.
  • Ishigaki, T., Sugano, W., Nakanishi, A., Tateda, M., Ike, M., Fujita, M. The degradability of biodegradable plastics in aerobic and anaerobic waste landfill model reactors. Chemosphere 54, 2004, s. 225–233.
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  • Mohee, R., Unmar, G.D., Mudhoo, A., Khadoo, A. Biodegradability of biodegradable/degradable plastic materials under aerobic and anaerobic conditions. Waste Management 28, 2008, s. 1624-1629.
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