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International Journal of Science Engineering and Management (IJSEM)

Monthly Journal for Science Engineering and Management

ISSN : 2456-1304 (Online)

Biodegradable Packaging: An Alternative to Non- Biodegradable Plastics

Author : Uzma Altaf 1 Farheena Iftikhar 2

Date of Publication :24th October 2017

Abstract: Plastic packaging, used extensively nowadays, poses huge threats to environment. Plastics, especially non-biodegradable polymers accumulate in the environment and adversely affect wildlife, wildlife habitat, or humans. To overcome this problem we can replace traditional non-environment friendly plastics with biopolymers, in particular polysaccharides or macromolecules having film-forming properties. These biodegradable materials, which find applications mostly in food packaging, can largely contribute to the reduction of environmental pollution. This review summarizes some of the widely used biodegradable packaging materials

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