Acta Scientific Microbiology (ISSN: 2581-3226)

Short Communication Volume 5 Issue 5

Plastic: An Immortal Incurable Commodity

Vijay Rayasam1 and Tarika Kumar2*

1Department of Biotechnology, REVA University, Rukmini Knowledge Park, Kattigenahalli, Bangalore, India

2Department of Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science, Sir CV Raman Building, The Maharaja Sayajirao University, Sayajigunj, Vadodara, Gujarat, India

*Corresponding Author: Tarika Kumar, Department of Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science, Sir CV Raman Building, The Maharaja Sayajirao University, Sayajigunj, Vadodara, Gujarat, India.

Received: March 24, 2022; Published: April 06, 2022

The advent of plastic has revolutionized human life in every aspect to the extent that today it can be found in every sector, every livelihood, educational institutes, medical equipment and also the International Space Stations (ISS). Such a demand has led to a global catastrophe, where around 12 million tonnes of plastic enter oceans annually. These plastics that erode away with time end as micro-plastics which are consumed by marine life, and ultimately end up in global food chain. Today its presence is observed from Arctic to Swiss mountains, from tap water to human feces. The scope and scale of damage happened due to the use of single-use plastic has become evident lately, which compelled the President of the UN General Assembly to include plastic pollution as a priority during the 73rd session in 2018.

Keywords:Biopolymers; Metabolic Engineering; Petrochemical Plastics; Polyhydroxyalkanoates; Synthetic Biology; World Health Organization

References

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Citation

Citation: Vijay Rayasam and Tarika Kumar. “Plastic: An Immortal Incurable Commodity". Acta Scientific Microbiology 5.5 (2022): 14-16.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2022 Vijay Rayasam and Tarika Kumar. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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