Biodegradability of PLA and tea waste composites based on "cHAMU" and the "tea waste recycling system"

Pin Gao, Yoshito Ogata

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    This paper proposes and explains the concept of "Chinese Pinyin of tea and wood (CHAMU)" and the establishment of the "Tea Waste Recycling System" for mitigating the problem of tea waste disposal in the tea production process. Based on the "reuse of fully biodegradable waste" proposed in the "Tea Waste Recycling System," this paper investigates existing biodegradation studies related to plant materials and analyzes the factors that contribute to the degradation of plant material. This paper analyzes the composition of tea waste and establishes a theoretical basis for the biodegradation of tea waste. The soil-buried method was used to test the degradation performance of samples prepared from polylactic acid (PLA) and tea waste composites made by injection molding.This paper mainly focuses on the experiment and discussion of the biodegradability of "CHAMU" materials and considers a theoretical basis to assist in the establishment of a tea waste recycling system.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number022034
    JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 9 2019
    Event2019 2nd International Conference on Advanced Electronic Materials, Computers and Materials Engineering, AEMCME 2019 - Changsha, China
    Duration: Apr 19 2019Apr 21 2019

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Materials Science(all)
    • Engineering(all)


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