Green Chemistry Principles - Design for Degradation | Environmental | Chemistry | FuseSchool

Click here to see more videos: Learn the basics about Green Chemistry - Principle 10, as a part of environmental chemistry. On a global scale, a lot of waste is produced. Unless the waste is recycled, it fills up in our landfills, destroys habitats, and will be a very serious health hazard. Imagine if one day, the waste that we produced can be naturally broken down by microbes in the environment, or dissolve into safer degradation materials. This principle explores such a concept. There is a new class of plastics known as bioplastics, which are made from natural monomers, such as cellulose and lactic acid, and can degrade, or break down, in the environment. Polylactic acid, or PLA, is an example of a bioplastic. JOIN our platform at This video is part of 'Chemistry for All' - a Chemistry Education project by our Charity Fuse Foundation - the organisation behind The Fuse School. These videos can be used in a flipped classroom model or as a revision aid. Twitter: Access a deeper Learning Experience in the Fuse School platform and app: Friend us: This Open Educational Resource is free of charge, under a Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial CC BY-NC ( View License Deed: ). You are allowed to download the video for nonprofit, educational use. If you would like to modify the video, please contact us:

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