ISSN 2285-1364, ISSN CD-ROM 2285-5521, ISSN ONLINE 2285-1372, ISSN-L 2285-1364


Published in Scientific Bulletin. Series F. Biotechnologies, Vol. XVIII
Written by Elisabeta Elena TĂNASE, Maria RÂPĂ, Ovidiu POPA

It is well known that plastic waste has become a great problem for the environment all over the world. Conventional polymeric materials are not easily degraded because they are resistant against microbial attack; they accumulate in the environment and represent a significant source of environmental pollution. These problems caused by synthetic waste have led to the need for developing new polymeric materials that can be biodegradable and biocompatible with the environment, to replace the conventional ones. Over the past years a lot of attention has been paid to biodegradable polymers based on renewable resources because of their wide range of applications in packaging, agriculture or biomedical fields. This paper aims to present a review regarding the development of biopolymers and biocomposites based on renewable resources, their properties and the area of their application.

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