Webinar Polbio ENERGYLAB

Environmental implications and valorization of biodegradable polymers

09/11/2023 - 01/01/1970

The degradation processes of bioplastics, under debate

Framed within the POLBIO project, which also includes the Zoology area of ​​the Department of Ecology and Animal Biology of the University of Vigo, EnergyLab organizes the first digital seminar in which the environmental implications and valorization of biodegradable polymers will be addressed.
The seminar will be held on Thursday, November 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. through an online platform, in which we will show the advances in the characterization and evaluation of the different biodegradation processes of bioplastics (mainly PLA and PHB) and conventional synthetic polymers such as polypropylene (PP), to increase existing knowledge about the physicochemical characteristics of the process, the potential toxic effect of the materials, and the impact they may cause in terrestrial and aquatic environments, being present in the form of microplastics. Those interested in attending can do so through this registration link.