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A Practical Guide to Plastics Sustainability

A Practical Guide to Plastics Sustainability
  • Author : Michel Biron
  • Publsiher : William Andrew
  • Release : 18 April 2020
  • ISBN : 0128215402
  • Pages : 690 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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A Practical Guide to Plastics Sustainability: Concept, Solutions, and Implementation is a groundbreaking reference work offering a broad, detailed and highly practical vision of the complex concept of sustainability in plastics. The book's aim is to present a range of potential pathways towards more sustainable plastics parts and products, enabling the reader to further integrate the idea of sustainability into their design process. It begins by introducing the context and concept of sustainability, discussing perceptions, drivers of change, key factors, and environmental issues, before presenting a detailed outline of the current situation with types of plastics, processing, and opportunities for improved sustainability. Subsequent chapters focus on the different possibilities for improved sustainability, offering a step-by-step technical approach to areas including design, properties, renewable plastics, and recycling and re-use. Each of these pillars are supported by data, examples, analysis and best practice guidance. Finally, the latest developments and future possibilities are considered. Approaches the idea of sustainability from numerous angles, offering practical solutions to improve sustainability in the development of plastic components and products Explains how sustainability can be applied across plastics design, materials selection, processing, and end of life, all set alongside socioeconomic factors Considers key areas of innovation, such as eco-design, novel opportunities for recycling or re-use, bio-based polymers and new technologies


A Practical Guide to Plastics Sustainability

A Practical Guide to Plastics Sustainability
  • Author : Michel Biron
  • Publisher : William Andrew
  • Release : 18 April 2020
GET THIS BOOKA Practical Guide to Plastics Sustainability

A Practical Guide to Plastics Sustainability: Concept, Solutions, and Implementation is a groundbreaking reference work offering a broad, detailed and highly practical vision of the complex concept of sustainability in plastics. The book's aim is to present a range of potential pathways towards more sustainable plastics parts and products, enabling the reader to further integrate the idea of sustainability into their design process. It begins by introducing the context and concept of sustainability, discussing perceptions, drivers of change, key factors,


Plastics and Sustainability

Plastics and Sustainability
  • Author : Michael Tolinski
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 16 November 2011
GET THIS BOOKPlastics and Sustainability

Clearly lays out the issues related to plastics' effects on theenvironment, while also serving as a practical, non-academic guidefor making sustainability decisions about plastics recyclingand the newest bio-based plastics Company managers, product developers, policy makers,environmental researchers, and plastics industry engineers areunder increasing pressure to find ways of minimizing theenvironmental footprint of plastic products. This accessible bookis designed to help readers understand the life-cycle impacts ofvarious plastics, clarifying the technical research and practicalarguments to show when bio-based and recycled plastics



Living Green

Living Green
  • Author : Greg Horn
  • Publisher : SCB Distributors
  • Release : 03 February 2011
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Over 85 percent of Americans today express concern about health and the environment, yet only a small fraction say they know where to begin. If you are concerned about climate change, personal health, or simply wish to tread more lightly on the earth, this book is for you. It wil help you get past the worry adn take positive action to improve both your health and the health of the planet. Based on a lifetime of research and practice, Greg Horn


Creating an Eco-Friendly Early Years Setting

Creating an Eco-Friendly Early Years Setting
  • Author : Cheryl Hadland
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 04 June 2020
GET THIS BOOKCreating an Eco-Friendly Early Years Setting

This book offers a comprehensive guide to becoming a more eco-friendly setting, from small steps that can be taken to reduce waste and improve efficiency to setting up partnerships. It illustrates how sustainable choices can become a natural part of every child’s education and how children, parents and staff can all inspire sustainable behaviour across local communities and at national and international levels. Covering all aspects of practice including colleague and parental engagement, the environment, routines, resources, and teaching


Thermoplastic Material Selection

Thermoplastic Material Selection
  • Author : Eric R. Larson
  • Publisher : William Andrew
  • Release : 30 April 2015
GET THIS BOOKThermoplastic Material Selection

Thermoplastic Material Selection: A Practical Guide presents current information on how proper material selection is a critical component of any manufactured product. The text is a practical guide to a difficult process, giving the reader a fundamental grounding in thermoplastic materials and providing the tools they need to save time, money, and frustration. The book provides an overview of the most commonly used thermoplastic materials, including discussions of the different chemical families, plastics categories, and material grades - and the


Sustainable Event Management

Sustainable Event Management
  • Author : Meegan Jones
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 09 May 2014
GET THIS BOOKSustainable Event Management

Summary: "Public parties always have and always will be a part of the human story. Yet those who stage events have a social and environmental responsibility to reduce their impacts. Written by a leader in the field, this fully updated, practical, step-by-step guide leads readers through the key aspects of how to understand and manage the impacts of events of any type and scale. Readers are provided with checklists for action and tools for measuring performance and numerous examples and


Practical Guide to the Assessment of the Useful Life of Plastics

Practical Guide to the Assessment of the Useful Life of Plastics
  • Author : R. P. Brown,J. H. Greenwood
  • Publisher : iSmithers Rapra Publishing
  • Release : 25 February 2021
GET THIS BOOKPractical Guide to the Assessment of the Useful Life of Plastics

After price and delivery time, the most frequently asked question about a product is 'How long will it last?' Lifetime expectancy is often many years, the service conditions may be complex, and there is a scarcity of definitive data on durability. The situation is complicated by the fact that there are a vast number of degradation agents, service conditions, properties of importance and different plastics. There are many inherent difficulties in designing durability tests. In many cases, the time


Practical Guide to Polyvinyl Chloride

Practical Guide to Polyvinyl Chloride
  • Author : Stuart Patrick
  • Publisher : iSmithers Rapra Publishing
  • Release : 25 February 2021
GET THIS BOOKPractical Guide to Polyvinyl Chloride

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) has been around since the late part of the 19th century, although it was not produced commercially until the 1920s; it is the second largest consumed plastic material after polyethylene. PVC products can be rigid or flexible, opaque or transparent, coloured, and insulating or conducting. There is not just one PVC but a whole family of products tailor-made to suit the needs of each application. PVC is extremely cost effective in comparison to other plastics with a


Polylactic Acid

Polylactic Acid
  • Author : Lee Tin Sin,Bee Soo Tueen
  • Publisher : William Andrew
  • Release : 15 June 2019
GET THIS BOOKPolylactic Acid

Polylactic Acid: A Practical Guide for the Processing, Manufacturing, and Applications of PLA, Second Edition, provides a practical guide for engineers and scientists working in PLA and on the development of emerging new products. The current market situation for PLA and biodegradable polymers is described, along with applications across a range of market sectors. In addition, the mechanical, chemical, thermal, rheology and degradation properties are included. Updates include new chapters covering various processing methods, as well as recycling methods, and


Practical Guide to Polypropylene

Practical Guide to Polypropylene
  • Author : Devesh Tripathi
  • Publisher : iSmithers Rapra Publishing
  • Release : 01 January 2002
GET THIS BOOKPractical Guide to Polypropylene

Polypropylene is now the third largest consumed plastic material after polyethylene and polyvinyl chloride. This book discusses the advantages and disadvantages of working with polypropylene, offering practical comment on the available types of polypropylene, its mechanical properties and in-service performance, and processing. Comparisons with other common plastics are also provided, which highlight the advantages of this polyolefin.


Handbook of Plastics Joining

Handbook of Plastics Joining
  • Author : Michael J. Troughton
  • Publisher : William Andrew
  • Release : 17 October 2008
GET THIS BOOKHandbook of Plastics Joining

The new edition of this bestselling reference provides fully updated and detailed descriptions of plastics joining processes, plus an extensive compilation of data on joining specific materials. The volume is divided into two main parts: processes and materials. The processing section has 18 chapters, each explaining a different joining technique. The materials section has joining information for 25 generic polymer families. Both sections contain data organized according to the joining methods used for that material. * A significant and extensive update from experts


Living Green

Living Green
  • Author : Greg Horn
  • Publisher : Freedom PressInc
  • Release : 25 February 2021
GET THIS BOOKLiving Green

Over 85% of Americans today express concern about health and the environment, but only a small fraction say they know where to begin. Whether you are concerned about climate change, personal health, or just want to live more lightly on the planet, this book is for you. It helps you get past the worry and take positive action to improve both your health and the health of our environment. Based on a lifetime of research and practice, this practical guide for


Plastic-Free

Plastic-Free
  • Author : Beth Terry
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 21 April 2015
GET THIS BOOKPlastic-Free

“Guides readers toward the road less consumptive, offering practical advice and moral support while making a convincing case that individual actions . . . do matter.” —Elizabeth Royte, author, Garbage Land and Bottlemania Like many people, Beth Terry didn’t think an individual could have much impact on the environment. But while laid up after surgery, she read an article about the staggering amount of plastic polluting the oceans, and decided then and there to kick her plastic habit. In Plastic-Free, she shows


Handbook of Troubleshooting Plastics Processes

Handbook of Troubleshooting Plastics Processes
  • Author : John R. Wagner, Jr.
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 19 September 2012
GET THIS BOOKHandbook of Troubleshooting Plastics Processes

This handbook provides a framework for understanding how tocharacterize plastic manufacturing processes for use introubleshooting problems. The 21 chapters are authored bywell-known and experienced engineers who have specialized knowledgeabout the processes covered in this practical guide. From the Preface: “In every chapter, the process is described and the mostcommon problems are discussed along with the root causes andpotential technical solutions. Numerous case studies are providedthat illustrate the troubleshooting process. Mark A. Spalding,The Dow Chemical Company