by Roya Mousazadeh
Dear Garrett Valentino,
I am Ph.D student on environmental Science. I have little knowledge on chemical formulae of biodegradable plastic additives. Specifically, I had some questions about your paper “microbial additives are an alternative to oxo-degradable”. If you could answer the following questions, I will be very grateful.
1. In that paper [Microbial additives are an alternative to oxo-degradable] could you please tell me the name of some MICROBIAL additives and in your opinion, which is the best additives for biodegradable plastics?
2. What kind of material are used in oxo-degradable additives and biodegradable additives?or What is the difference between the type of oxo-degradable additives and biodegradable additives?
3. What are the disadvantages of biodegradable plastics?
4. With regard to few possible disadvantages compared to normal or non-degradable plastics, do you believe biodegradable plastics are useful?
I look forward to hear from you as soon as possible.
Thank you very much for your time and I will grateful for your responses.