Although technological advancement has been a boon to modern science, somehow it has also been the necessary evil in terms of scientific developments. A research conducted by Barba and Guitierrez in the year 2008 highlighted that most of the waste plastics are landfills or incinerations . Furthermore, 87.6% of the same is contributing to the number of toxic pollutants generated from plastic waste . The average global plastic recycling rate is only about 18% which is much below the standardized numerical figure of around 73.2%1. Since the advent of the first synthetic plastic, the usage of plastic has grown dramatically and is containing to increase.
Journal of Advanced Scientific Research
Department of Polymer Science and Technology, University of Calcutta, Calcutta, India