CBI Pro-Akademia

Rozwiń menu ▼


Katarzyna Woźniak
Technical Editor



Monika Stojan
Technical Editor


AI Partners

The image shows our cooperation with the online plagiarism detection service PlagScan

The task “Maintenance
of the anti-plagiarism system” is being
financed by an agreement 605/P-DUN/2018
from the resources of Polish Ministry of Science
and Higher Education dedicated to
the activity popularising the science.

Zadanie „Utrzymanie systemu antyplagiatowego”
finansowane w ramach umowy
605/P-DUN/2018 ze środków Ministra
Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego przeznaczonych
na działalność upowszechniającą naukę



Crossref Member Badge




Potential contribution of nanotechnology to the circular economy of plastic materials

Date added: 2020-12-01

Pages: 57-66


Monica Distaso


The problem of plastic accumulation in the environment requires the development of effective strategies to shift the paradigm of used plastics from wastes to resources. In the present contribution, after an overview of the current plastic management strategies, the possible role of nanotechnology to this emerging field is considered. In particular, the challenges related to the use of nano-additives to improve the properties of recycled plastics is discussed based on the fundamental aspects of colloid stabilisation. Finally, the contribution of nanotechnology to the fabrication of effective catalysts for the depolymerisation of plastics into the constituent monomers is outlined.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.32933/ActaInnovations.37.5


nanoparticles; inorganic pigments; polymers; nanocomposites; packaging