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Abioye, Oluwabunmi P. and Abioye, Abiodun A. and Afolalu, Sunday A. and Ongbali, Samson O. (2018) A REVIEW OF BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS IN NIGERIA. International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Technology (IJMET), 9 (10). ISSN Print: 0976-6340 and ISSN Online: 0976-6359

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Synthetic polymer materials since their inception have seen vast functionality in every discipline of human endeavor indicating their importance and significance in our diurnal life. These man-made macromolecular materials are petroleum-based and most conventional ones are considered to be non-biodegradable or nondegradable, and some pose arduous to salvage or recycle considering that they are materials of intricate composition having varying levels of contamination – by biological substances and food. Petroleum resources are limited, and severe environmental effects have come into being due to the ever-growing use of nonbiodegradable polymers which is a serious source of pollution affecting both fauna and flora. Furthermore, these conventional polymers, non-biodegradable polymers typically made for the long haul persist many years after disposal thus making them unsuitable for temporary use. This review focuses on biodegradable polymer alternatives as a suitable replacement for petroleum based plastics.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Synthetic Polymer, Environmental effects and Plastic in Nigeria
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2019 10:20
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2019 10:20

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