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Fungi based Bio-remediation: Revolutionizing plastic waste management for sustainability

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Botany, D.D.U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh-273001, India

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 13, Issue (1), Pages 39-45, February,10 (2024)


Plastic waste has emerged as a critical environmental challenge in recent decades, with significant detrimental effects on ecosystems and human health. Traditional plastic waste management methods, such as land-filling and incineration, are associated with numerous environmental issues. Therefore, alternative strategies for plastic remediation are urgently needed. Bio-remediation, is a sustainable approach that utilizes microorganisms to degrade pollutants, has gained considerable attention for plastic waste treatment. Fungi, with their diverse metabolic capabilities, have shown promising potential in the bio-remediation of plastic. This paper provides an overview of the bio-remediation process, explores the unique attributes of fungi for plastic degradation, and discusses recent advancements in fungal-mediated plastic bio-remediation.


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