Biodiversity of bioplastic degrading microorganisms and biodegradability testing of bioplastics
Microorganisms which are able to degrade biodegradable plastics have been isolated and identified. They have been employed in the design of standardized, rapid in vitro tests for the assessment of the biodegradability of a range of biodegradable plastics, such as polyhydroxyalkanoates, polycaprolactone and polycaprolactone based plastics (MaterBi), other synthetic polyesters (Bionolle) and polyurethanes.
Record Number: 4073 / Last updated on: 2003-01-17
Collaboration sought: Financial support, Further research or development support
Stage of development: Intermediate design, research phase