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Record number 540718
Title Production of bioplastics for agricultural purposes : A supply chain study
Author(s) Prosperi, Maurizio; Sisto, Roberta; Lombardi, Mariarosaria; Zhu, Xueqin
Source Rivista di Studi sulla Sostenibilita (2018)1. - ISSN 2239-1959 - p. 119 - 136.
Department(s) WIMEK
Environmental Economics and Natural Resources
Publication type Non-refereed article in scientific journal
Publication year 2018
Keyword(s) Biodegradable mulching films - Bioplastic - Circular economy - Organic fraction of municipal solid waste - Supply chain - Sustainable agriculture

Municipal solid waste is continuously increasing in the world. Since it contains a significant amount of organic matter, the treatment of Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Waste (OFMSW) represents a relevant challenge for sustainable development. This waste fraction, may produce a number of valuable commodities. The paper focuses on some specific substances, which are suitable for the production of biodegradable plastic materials and that may be used for the production of agricultural soil mulching films. The aim of this study is to investigate on the structure of this potential supply chain, from the collection or separation of OFMSW, to the commercialisation of biodegradable mulching films, in order to identifying the possible bottlenecks hindering its development.

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