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- Geiser, Kenneth, et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Journal of cleaner production 2012 v.23 no.1 pp. 47-56
- biodegradability; bioplastics; byproducts; composite polymers; decision making; feedstocks; genetically modified organisms; manufacturing; markets; materials life cycle; nonrenewable resources; pollution; society; toxic substances
- ... This study evaluated the sustainability of bio-based plastics including all the stages of their life cycles (cradle to grave) to assist in decision making about selection of these materials. Plastics are considered essential materials in today’s society, but throughout their life cycles they contribute to pollution and depletion of non-renewable natural resources. Bio-based plastics appear to be m ...