Degradation of starch-based plastics in the environment.

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Issue Date
1992
Authors
Marine Sciences Research Center
Breslin, Vincent
Publisher
Marine Sciences Research Center, Stony Brook University
Keywords
Marine Sciences. , Atmospheric Sciences. , Plastics > Biogradation. , Waste disposal in the ground > Environmental aspects. , Waste disposal in the ocean > Environmental aspects.
Abstract
from the introduction, ". . .The degradation processes for starch-based plastics following burial in modern sanitary landfills is not well known. The objective of this study is to measure the rate and extent of deterioration of starch-based and control plastics in a municipal solid waste landfill. The composition of the MSW buried at the landfill was determined and environmental conditions at the burial site were measured to determine if favorable conditions existed for degradation to proceed. Both physical and chemical tests were conducted to measure the extent of deterioration of starch-based and control plastics during the 24 months burial in a municipal solid waste landfill. . ."
Description
1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 28 cm. Includes bibliographical references.
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