Covers recent advances in polymer degradation and stabilization. Focuses on the basics of photo- and bio-degradability. Delineates special and general environmental parameters such as solar irradiation, temperature, and agrochemical exposure. Surveys plastic waste disposal strategies such as recycling, incineration, chemical recovery by pyrolysis, and source reduction.
Part 1 Additives and stabilizers in polymers.
Part 2 Mechanism of polymer degradation and stabilization
Part 3 Controlled degradation and stabilization.