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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.

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Universiteit Gent
K L Ledeganckstraat 35
9000 Gent
Belgium
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