Microbial Degradation Of Plastic: A Short Study
Keywords:Plastic, Degradation, Enviornment, Pollutants
Plastic is also one of the keycauses of ecologicalcontamination. Accumulation of plastic pollutants in the environment becoming an ecological threat. The aim of this study is to isolate plastic degrading organism. Plastic is not broken down the plastic. Absence or low activity of catabolic enzymes that can attack its components. Polyesters containing a High ratio of chemically inert components, such as PET, shown resistance against microbial degradation. Buried soil and shake flask methods were used in this study. Plastic samples were buried and incubated in different soil samples for 3-month intervals. Pseudomonas species (15.2%), Proteus species (26.4%) and Micrococcus species (46.1%) were isolated by the Soil Buried Method. These species were tested forconfirming degradation of plastic by using the Shake Flask Method.