Published : 2021-01-15

Polyhydroxyalkanoates – applications and recycling


The rising amount of plastic waste derived from non-biodegradable polymeric materials generate the need to find alternative materials which could be biodegraded via composting. One of possible solutions are polyhydroxyalkanoates, biodegradable polyesters obtained by fermentation from renewable resources. They can also serve as valuable raw material for the production of bio-based chemicals as well as oligomeric products with different chain structure and end groups applicable as drug carriers.




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Kurcok, P., Kawalec, M., Sobota, M., Michalak, M., Kwiecień, M., & Jurczyk, S. (2021). Polyhydroxyalkanoates – applications and recycling. Polimery, 62(5), 364-370.