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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 12, Issue:11, November, 2023

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2023.12(11): 177-193

Biodegradation of Microplastic: A Sustainable Approach
Prashant Singh1, Ranjan Singh1*, Anshul Singh2 and Ajad Patel1
1Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University,
Ayodhya-22400, Uttar Pradesh, India
2Department of Allied Health Sciences, Sharda University, Greater Noida-201310, Uttar Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author

Annual production of plastic has increased the 390.7 million metric tons in 2021 and plastic’s reprocessing has all but its sustainable solution for disposal of plastic waste has been unsuccessful. Plastic materials (fragments) are continuously accumulating in the environment, like, in sea, soil, air, rivers as well as oceans. Microplastic contamination is becoming a major concern worldwide. Nowadays, scientists are developing sustainable idea for the degradation of plastic waste with the help of microorganisms. In biodegradation of microplastics by microorganisms like fungi and bacteria are playing vital role in breaking-downs of the plastic polymers in simpler form and after that plastics are biologically degraded. Microorganisms (Pseudomonas sp., Rhodococcus sp., Bacillus sp., Zelerionmaritimum, Microalgae) that can degrade the different types of regular used synthetic plastics. The bacterial and fungal species produced Biosurfactants which helps the degradation process rapidly.

Keywords: Biodegradation, Microorganisms, Microplastics, water containers, microwave containers, beer, toys

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Prashant Singh, Ranjan Singh, Anshul Singh and Ajad Patel. 2023. Biodegradation of Microplastic: A Sustainable Approach.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 12(11): 177-193. doi:
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