Study of Biodegradable Materials in Consumer Products

Rajesh R.*
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vallurupalli Nageswara Rao Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad, India.
Periodicity:April - June'2023


Consumer products play a pivotal role in our daily lives, but their widespread use has led to environmental concerns, primarily concerning plastic pollution and non-biodegradable waste. The adoption of biodegradable materials in consumer products has gained significant attention. This study comprehensively investigates the incorporation and impact of biodegradable materials in various consumer product categories, including packaging, textiles, electronics, personal care, and cosmetics. The study explores a diverse range of biodegradable materials, including bioplastics, natural fibers, and innovative biodegradable electronics components, while assessing their suitability for reducing environmental footprints. The environmental consequences of conventional plastics in consumer products are outlined, emphasizing the urgency of transitioning to eco-friendly alternatives. Case studies from industries at the forefront of sustainable practices exemplify the successful integration of biodegradable materials, and a critical evaluation of challenges, including cost, performance, and end-of-life management, underscores the need for holistic solutions. Regulatory frameworks and labeling standards are examined in the context of promoting transparency and consumer choice. By discussing recent trends and future prospects, and highlighting the pivotal role of biodegradable materials in fostering sustainability and reducing waste generation in the consumer product landscape, this study offers insights into the pivotal shift towards environmentally responsible consumer product design and encourages continued research and innovation in this transformative field.


Biodegradable Materials, Consumer Products, Electronics Components, Textiles, Electronics, Cosmetics.

How to Cite this Article?

Rajesh, R. (2023). Study of Biodegradable Materials in Consumer Products. i-manager’s Journal on Material Science, 11(1), 29-39.


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