Non Bio-degradable Plastic Eating Bacteria: A Review

Sudipta Chakraborty

BCDA College of Pharmacy and Technology, 78/1, Jessore Road (S), Hridaypur, Barasat, Kolkata-700127, India.

Dipanjana Ash *

BCDA College of Pharmacy and Technology, 78/1, Jessore Road (S), Hridaypur, Barasat, Kolkata-700127, India.

Arna Pal

BCDA College of Pharmacy and Technology, 78/1, Jessore Road (S), Hridaypur, Barasat, Kolkata-700127, India.

Sohini Sen

BCDA College of Pharmacy and Technology, 78/1, Jessore Road (S), Hridaypur, Barasat, Kolkata-700127, India.

Nipendranath Bala

BCDA College of Pharmacy and Technology, 78/1, Jessore Road (S), Hridaypur, Barasat, Kolkata-700127, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


In the 21st century, synthetic plastics are a fundamental part of the global economy and the utilization of non-bio-degradable petrochemical plastics such as polyvinyl chloride, polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene, and polyethylene terephthalate has increased (80%) worldwide in the last five decades since invention. Conventional petro-chemical plastics either splinter via abiotic factors or segregate and absorb biotic factors during the bio-degradation process however, non-biodegradable petrochemical plastics are resistant to degradation via carrying poisonous excipients. Therefore, the degradation process of non-bio-degradable plastics relies on micro-organisms such as Ideonella sakaiensis 201-F6, Phormidium, Lewinella, Bacillus megaterium, Rhodococcusruber, Serratiamarcescens, Enterobacterasburiae YT1, and Bacillus sp. YP1 as advanced recycling operations only covers approximately 10% of petro-chemical plastic waste. The purpose of this review is to emphasize the source, and mechanism of different micro-organisms capable to decompose petrochemical plastics.

Keywords: Enterobacterasburiae YT1, Ideonella sakaiensis, non-bio-degradable plastics, polyethylene, polyethylene terephthalate

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Chakraborty, S., Ash, D., Pal, A., Sen, S., & Bala, N. (2022). Non Bio-degradable Plastic Eating Bacteria: A Review. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change, 12(12), 88–95.


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