CONTRIBUTING IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON SUSTAINABILITY OF BIO-DEGRADABLE MATERIAL-ADAPTATION OF ALTERNATIVE MEASURES

Oludaisi Adekomaya

Abstract

Containment of climate change requires a holistic approach from industrial players as experts face daunting challenges emanating from material use and reclamation. In view of effect of materials on environment, as revealed by non-recyclability of synthetic materials, this paper appraises existing climate change management options and proffer sustainable idea on mitigation of impact of climate change in most countries of the world. Water level are now rising with attendant loss in micro-structural base, couple with high temperature occasioned by depletion of ozone layer. Floods and droughts are among the existing barometers indicating the level of environmental resilience and carrying capacity. These parameters have been overstretched, a signal that may spell doom sooner than later. While the solution is still far from being over, this paper x-rays the worsening climate change despite the adaption of biodegradable materials in engineering applications. This paper discusses growing concerns on degradation of materials in engineering application thereby necessitating early replacement of materials as against their life span. Part of the approach discussed in this paper is the reinvigoration of recycling of used plastic materials as a sustainable reclamation option which tend to declines the global fossil fuel required in the manufacture of neat plastic and reduces the waste requiring disposal. This in a way, will save huge volume of fossil fuel required in the production of new plastic materials. Read full PDF

Keywords: climate change, recycling, biodegradable, materials

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