Prospects of sustainable polymers

Anuj Kumar*, Vijay Kumar Thakur, Hamed Yazdani Nezhad, Kwan-Soo Lee

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Abstract

Synthetic polymers have shown a great impact on every aspect of our life and attained an exponential rise in their production and utilization in the past decades due to their durability, flexibility, moldability, and inexpensive nature. However, the use of natural polymers or development of safe and environment-friendly synthetic bio-based polymers is continuously undergoing for a sustainable future owing to the exhaustion of petroleum-based resources or fossil-based materials, disposal and economical concerns, including government guidelines. In this regard, the development of new sustainable polymers or materials will step up and build a genuinely circular economy by decreasing manufacture or utilization of fossil-based materials as limited reserves.
Original languageEnglish
Article number9430
JournalScientific Reports
Volume14
Issue number1
Early online date24 Apr 2024
DOIs
Publication statusFirst published - 24 Apr 2024

Keywords

  • Sustainable polymers
  • Bio-based polymers
  • Circular economy
  • Fossil-based materials

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