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PE INTERNATIONAL carried out a LCA study on the environmental performance of biodegradable plastics during end of life.

The study demonstrates that incineration of biodegradable plastic is more sustainable than simply disposing it.

For the presentation of the results different emissions (CO2, N2O) as well as energy consumption were selected. At the end the advantage of the incineration regarding sustainability is obvious in comparison to the land filling of biodegradable plastics.

 

The results of the study presented at the IUMRS  ICAM Symposia in October 2003 are recently published in:

Transactions of the Materials Research Society of Japan

Volume 29, No. 5, ISSN 1382-3469, page 1875 ? 1878, August 2004.

For more information please see:

http://www.mrs-j.org/English/e_index.html