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The ARPA-ACUA project in the Journal of the University of Vigo

"Virgin" polyethylene, PVC and polyamide resins are less toxic than biodegradable "

"Plastics are synthetic polymers of enormous utility in all fields of human activity and their global production currently exceeds 300 million tons per year, of which a large part ends up in aquatic ecosystems. Aware of this reality, at the University of Vigo, different lines of research are kept open with the aim of helping to mitigate the ecological impact of these materials and minimize their potential harmful effects on the environment and health.One of these research works is ARPA-ACUA, ARPA-ACUA, Alternativas ambientalmente respectuosas para polímeros e os seus aditivos químicos en medio acuático, a project coordinated by the University of Vigo and which has allowed the establishment of an intense collaboration between the plastics industry, represented by its main Spanish technological center, AIMPLAS, and Galician universities, in this case, through the group of the University of A Coruña QANAP, leader at international level on environmental chemistry, and from ECOTOX, research team in Ecotoxicology and Marine Pollution of the CIM_UVigo. "

Access to the original DUVI'S publication (in Galician) at this link:

https://www.uvigo.gal/universidade/comunicacion/duvi/resinas-polietileno-pvc-poliamida-virxes-son-menos-toxicas-que-biodegradables

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