Recent Trends in Green and Sustainable Chemistry & Waste Valorisation: Rethinking Plastics in a circular economy

Guneet KAUR, Kristiadi Uisan, Khai Lun Ong, Carol Sze Ki Lin*

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Abstract

The review presents the recent trends in green and sustainable chemistry, as well as waste valorization and their applicability to understand and realize the concept of a circular economy. It also provides a comprehensive global perspective of the linear plastics economy and makes the case for its transformation into a circular plastics economy. Furthermore, bioconversion in a food waste biorefinery to produce fructose as an example of a high value-added product is given as a case study to demonstrate the feasibility of a circular economy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-39
Number of pages10
JournalCurrent Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry
Volume9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2018

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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