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The increasing presence of bioplastic products on the market makes it necessary to have a clear overview of bioplastics waste management. In fact, most of these materials are labeled as biodegradable and compostable, meaning that their fate is to be treated with the organic fraction of municipal solid waste. This review is focused on the methodologies (from the most common to the recent ones) to monitor biodegradation process of bioplastics in composting and anaerobic digestion. The improvement of the basic knowledge of this process can prevent the release of not completely degraded micro-pieces into the environment as part of compost.
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This page is a summary of: Methodologies to assess biodegradation of bioplastics during aerobic composting and anaerobic digestion: A review, Waste Management & Research The Journal for a Sustainable Circular Economy, June 2019, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/0734242x19854127.
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