Elimination of Plastic Polymers in Natural Environments

Sofia Ramirez-Ekner, Marie Juliane Svea Bidstrup, Nicklas Hald Brusen & Zsa-Zsa Sophie Oona Ophelia Rugaard-Morgan

Studenteropgave: Basisprojekt

Abstrakt

Plastic production and consumption continues to rise and subsequently plastic waste continues to accumulates in natural environments, causing harm to ecosystems.
The aim of this paper was to come up with a way to utilize organisms, that have been identified to produce plastic degrading enzymes, as a waste disposal technology.
This review includes accounts of plastic production rates, the occurrence of plastic in natural environments and the current waste management systems to create an understanding of the problem at hand.
The search for scientific literature on organisms that are able to biodegrade plastic was narrowed down to include the five most produced plastic polymers in the world. All of this information was used to propose possible ways of including bacteria, fungi or larvae in waste management technologies, which could be a viable solution for plastic pollution in the future.

UddannelserBasis - International Naturvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
SprogEngelsk
Udgivelsesdato19 dec. 2017
Antal sider35
VejledereFarhan Khan