Biodegrading Plastics :



The serious problem of polyethylene is that it can’t be Biodegradable easly. In Japan getting rid of plastics in an environmentally friendly way was the major problem discussed until the Fukushima disaster in 2011.

Since 2008 Japan has quickly increased the recovering of plastics, but still has a large rate of plastic wrapping which goes to waste.

In May 2008, Daniel Burd, a 16-year-old Canadian, won Science Fair in Ottawa after realizing that Pseudomonas fluorescens, with the help of Sphingomonas, can reduce over 40% of the weight of plastic bags in less than three months.

In 2009 it was discovered by a resident of Hawaii upon returning from a ship race that degraded plastics are a major cause for marine life demolition, being mixed in with plankton, comparable in size and weight but in much great numbers.

In 2010 a Japanese investigator Akinori introduces the model of a machine which creates oil from Polyethylene using a small, self-contained vapor extraction process.