Bio-based polyesters from terephthalic acid Unlike conventional polymers, biodegradable polymers are decomposed into carbon dioxide, water, inorganic compounds and biomass by the action of microbial enzymes. At their best, polymers are compostable, whereby they decompose at the same rate as other biomaterials. They leave no visible residue, are indistinguishable from biomass and produce no toxic
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