Global consumption and natural resistance to degradation have increased in the case of plastic and polymers. Their accumulation in the environment is of increasing concern. Currently available plastics are mostly produced from petrochemical products, but there is a growing demand for eco-friendly polymers. The use of bio-based polymers, which are produced from renewable resources, and biodegradable polymers, which are degraded in the environment, will lead to a more sustainable society and help us solve global environmental and waste management problems. Biodegradable materials are used in packaging, agriculture, medicine, and other areas. In recent years there has been an increase in interest in biodegradable polymers. The following review presents an overview of the different biodegradable polymers that are currently being used and their properties, as well as new developments in their synthesis and applications in drug delivery.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics (miscellaneous)
- Pharmacology (medical)