Biodegradable plastic
Biodegradable plastics are plastics that are capable of being decomposed by bacteria or other living organisms.Two basic classes of biodegradable plastics exist: Bioplastics, whose components are deri...
Biodegradable plastic - Wikipedia
Bioplastic
Bioplastics are plastics derived from renewable biomass sources, such as vegetable fats and oils, corn starch, pea starch or microbiota. Bioplastic can be made from agricultural byproducts and also fr...
Bioplastic - Wikipedia
Plastic recycling
Plastic recycling is the process of recovering scrap or waste plastic and reprocessing the material into useful products, sometimes completely different in form from their original state. Since plasti...
Plastic recycling - Wikipedia
Polydioxanone
Polydioxanone (PDO, PDS) or poly-p-dioxanone is a colorless, crystalline, biodegradable synthetic polymer.
Chemically, polydioxanone is a polymer of multiple repeating ether-ester units. It is obt...
Polydioxanone - Wikipedia
Wood-plastic composite
Wood-plastic composites (WPCs) are composite materials made of wood fiber/wood flour and thermoplastic(s) (includes PE, PP, PVC etc.).Chemical additives seem practically "invisible" (except mineral fi...
Wood-plastic composite - Wikipedia
Biopolymer
Biopolymers are polymers produced by living organisms; in other words, they are polymeric biomolecules. Since they are polymers, biopolymers contain monomeric units that are covalently bonded to form ...
Polycaprolactone
Polycaprolactone (PCL) is a biodegradable polyester with a low melting point of around 60 °C and a glass transition temperature of about −60 °C. The most common use of polycaprolactone...
Polycaprolactone - Wikipedia
Plastic cup
A plastic cup is a cup made out of plastic. It is most commonly used as a container to hold beverages. Some are reusable while others are intended for a single use followed by recycling or disposal.<...
Plastic cup - Wikipedia
Eco-brick
An ecobrick is a plastic bottle stuffed solid with non-biological waste to create a reusable building block. Ecobricks are used to make modular furniture, garden spaces and full scale buildings such a...
Sorona
Sorona is DuPont's brand of triexta (polytrimethylene terephthalate). It was named and commercialized in 2000. The fibers are claimed to be both soft and extremely stain resistant, while exhibiting hi...
Plasticity Forum
Plasticity Forum is a project of Ocean Recovery Alliance and the Republic of Everyone, and was created as a discussion about the future of plastic, and how new technologies and innovation can bring a...
Plasticity Forum - Wikipedia
Doy Bags
Doy Bags is a registered trademark of Tasaram Ltd., a Filipino Company. However, in common use, it most often refers to the products of the company, which are bags made from recycled juice packs, so c...
PLGA
PLGA or poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) is a copolymer which is used in a host of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved therapeutic devices, owing to its biodegradability and biocompatibility. P...
Polylactic acid
Polylactic acid or polylactide (PLA, Poly) is a biodegradable thermoplastic aliphatic polyester derived from renewable resources, such as corn starch (in the United States), tapioca roots, chips or st...
Polylactic acid - Wikipedia
Microplastics
Microplastics are small plastic particles in the environment that are generally between 1 and 5 mm (0.039 and 0.197 in). They can come from a variety of sources, including cosmetics, clothin...
Photodegradation
Photo-degradation is the alteration of a molecule by photons, particularly those wavelengths found in sunlight, such as infrared radiation, visible light, and ultraviolet light. However, other forms o...
Plastic particle water pollution
A large portion of marine debris consists of plastic particles, including nurdles, pre-production microplastic resin pellets typically under 5 mm (0.20 in) in diameter found outside of the t...
Plastic particle water pollution - Wikipedia
Polyhydroxyalkanoates
Polyhydroxyalkanoates or PHAs are linear polyesters produced in nature by bacterial fermentation of sugar or lipids. They are produced by the bacteria to store carbon and energy. More than 150 differ...
Polyhydroxyalkanoates - Wikipedia
Mirel
Mirel is a trade name for a polyhydroxyalkanoate-based biodegradable bioplastic made by Cambridge, MA based company Metabolix. From 2006 until 2012 it was commercialized by a joint venture between Met...
Plastisphere
Plastisphere is a term used to refer to ecosystems that have evolved to live in human-made plastic environments.Plastic that has made its way into marine habitats has been found to host various microo...
Plastisphere - Wikipedia
Polyglycolide
Polyglycolide or Polyglycolic acid (PGA) is a biodegradable, thermoplastic polymer and the simplest linear, aliphatic polyester. It can be prepared starting from glycolic acid by means of polycondensa...
Polyglycolide - Wikipedia
Cellophane
Cellophane is a thin, transparent sheet made of regenerated cellulose. Its low permeability to air, oils, greases, bacteria and water makes it useful for food packaging. Cellophane is in many countrie...
Cellophane - Wikipedia
Plasticulture
The term plasticulture refers to the practice of using plastic materials in agricultural applications. The plastic materials themselves are often and broadly referred to as "ag plastics." Plasticu...
Plasticulture - Wikipedia