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Plastic Waste and Recycling

Plastic Waste and Recycling
  • Author : Trevor M. Letcher
  • Publsiher : Academic Press
  • Release : 10 March 2020
  • ISBN : 0128178817
  • Pages : 686 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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Plastic Waste and Recycling: Environmental Impact, Societal Issues, Prevention, and Solutions begins with an introduction to the different types of plastic materials, their uses, and the concepts of reduce, reuse and recycle before examining plastic types, chemistry and degradation patterns that are organized by non-degradable plastic, degradable and biodegradable plastics, biopolymers and bioplastics. Other sections cover current challenges relating to plastic waste, explain the sources of waste and their routes into the environment, and provide systematic coverage of plastic waste treatment methods, including mechanical processing, monomerization, blast furnace feedstocks, gasification, thermal recycling, and conversion to fuel. This is an essential guide for anyone involved in plastic waste or recycling, including researchers and advanced students across plastics engineering, polymer science, polymer chemistry, environmental science, and sustainable materials. Presents actionable solutions for reducing plastic waste, with a focus on the concepts of collection, re-use, recycling and replacement Considers major societal and environmental issues, providing the reader with a broader understanding and supporting effective implementation Includes detailed case studies from across the globe, offering unique insights into different solutions and approaches


Plastic Waste and Recycling

Plastic Waste and Recycling
  • Author : Trevor M. Letcher
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 10 March 2020
GET THIS BOOKPlastic Waste and Recycling

Plastic Waste and Recycling: Environmental Impact, Societal Issues, Prevention, and Solutions begins with an introduction to the different types of plastic materials, their uses, and the concepts of reduce, reuse and recycle before examining plastic types, chemistry and degradation patterns that are organized by non-degradable plastic, degradable and biodegradable plastics, biopolymers and bioplastics. Other sections cover current challenges relating to plastic waste, explain the sources of waste and their routes into the environment, and provide systematic coverage of plastic waste


Understanding Plastics Recycling

Understanding Plastics Recycling
  • Author : Natalie Rudolph,Raphael Kiesel,Chuanchom Aumnate
  • Publisher : Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
  • Release : 12 October 2020
GET THIS BOOKUnderstanding Plastics Recycling

This book shows the true and often-underestimated market potential of plastics recycling, with analysis from economic, ecological, and technical perspectives. It is aimed at both technical and non-technical readers, including decision makers in material suppliers, plastic product manufacturers, governmental agencies, educators, and anyone with a general interest in plastics recycling. An overview of waste handling systems with a focus on the U.S. market is provided. Different methods of waste handling are compared from both economic and ecological perspectives. Since



Management of Marine Plastic Debris

Management of Marine Plastic Debris
  • Author : Michael Niaounakis
  • Publisher : William Andrew
  • Release : 04 July 2017
GET THIS BOOKManagement of Marine Plastic Debris

Management of Marine Plastic Debris gives a thorough and detailed presentation of the global problem of marine plastics debris, covering every aspect of its management from tracking, collecting, treating and commercial exploitation for handing this anthropogenic waste. The book is a unique, essential source of information on current and future technologies aimed at reducing the impact of plastics waste in the oceans. This is a practical book designed to enable engineers to tackle this problem—both in stopping plastics from


Recycling of Flexible Plastic Packaging

Recycling of Flexible Plastic Packaging
  • Author : Michael Niaounakis
  • Publisher : William Andrew
  • Release : 04 December 2019
GET THIS BOOKRecycling of Flexible Plastic Packaging

Recycling of Flexible Plastic Packaging presents thorough and detailed information on the management and recycling of flexible plastic packaging, focusing on the latest actual/potential methods and techniques and offering actionable solutions that minimize waste and increase product efficiency and sustainability. Sections cover flexible plastic packaging and its benefits, applications and challenges. This is followed by in-depth coverage of the materials, types and forms of flexible packaging. Other key discussions cover collection and pre-treatment, volume reduction, separation from other materials,


Handbook of Plastics Recycling

Handbook of Plastics Recycling
  • Author : Francesco La Mantia
  • Publisher : iSmithers Rapra Publishing
  • Release : 01 January 2002
GET THIS BOOKHandbook of Plastics Recycling

This book discusses some of the state-of-the-art techniques of recycling post-consumer plastic materials and focuses on mechanical recycling, chemical recycling and energy recovery. The book is intended for all those who are interested in recycling of post consumer plastic waste. Although, this book discusses technical aspects of recycling, the authors have endeavoured to make this book easily understandable to anyone interested in the subject enabling the reader to gain a thorough grounding in all the subjects discussed.


Plastic Wastes

Plastic Wastes
  • Author : T. Randall Curlee,Sujit Das
  • Publisher : William Andrew
  • Release : 03 March 1991
GET THIS BOOKPlastic Wastes

Plastic wastes in the municipal solid waste (MSW) stream and in the industrial sector are discussed in this book. Quantities of plastic wastes generated, characterization of the wastes, their environmental impact, and management of the waste stream are described. Also covered are costs of recycling processes, technology, and energy considerations.


Feedstock Recycling of Plastic Wastes

Feedstock Recycling of Plastic Wastes
  • Author : Jose Aguado,David P Serrano
  • Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Release : 31 October 2007
GET THIS BOOKFeedstock Recycling of Plastic Wastes

The use of plastic materials has seen a massive increase in recent years, and generation of plastic wastes has grown proportionately. Recycling of these wastes to reduce landfill disposal is problematic due to the wide variation in properties and chemical composition among the different types of plastics. Feedstock recycling is one of the alternatives available for consideration, and Feedstock Recycling of Plastic Wastes looks at the conversion of plastic wastes into valuable chemicals useful as fuels or raw materials. Looking


Recycling of PVC and Mixed Plastic Waste

Recycling of PVC and Mixed Plastic Waste
  • Author : Francesco Paolo La Mantia
  • Publisher : ChemTec Publishing
  • Release : 01 January 1996
GET THIS BOOKRecycling of PVC and Mixed Plastic Waste

This book, on recycling of PVC and mixed plastic wastes, has been compiled from contributions from an array of scientists from several countries who are playing a leading role in plastic recycling. They offer practical solutions to many difficult problems in this field. Anyone involved in production of materials from virgin polymers who is concerned with their recyclability should read this book. The ideas and data presented will help the process of planning future recycling efforts and help to bring


Introduction to Plastics Recycling

Introduction to Plastics Recycling
  • Author : Vannessa Goodship
  • Publisher : iSmithers Rapra Publishing
  • Release : 03 March 2021
GET THIS BOOKIntroduction to Plastics Recycling

As in the successful first edition, this book provides straightforward information on plastic materials and technology, including the options for recycling plastics, with special focus on mechanical recycling. This new edition reflects the great strides that have been made to increase recycling rates worldwide in recent years. It considers the expansion of infrastructure in the UK to support plastic recycling and major achievements that have been made in gaining widespread public support and participation for recycling schemes; specifically the need


Plastic Waste Markets

Plastic Waste Markets
  • Author : David McKinnon,Ioannis Bakas,Márton Herczeg,Eldbjørg Blikra Vea,Niels Busch ,Lena Holm Christensen,Camilla Christensen,Camilla K. Damgaard,Leonidas Milios,Henna Punkkinen,Margareta Wahlström
  • Publisher : Nordic Council of Ministers
  • Release : 29 May 2018
GET THIS BOOKPlastic Waste Markets

This project examines the market for recycled plastic, with a primary focus on post-consumer plastic waste because this is considered to be the more problematic. The market for plastic waste generated in manufacturing and production is relatively strong and well-functioning; As a consequence, the majority of plastic waste from manufacturing and production is recycled. Post-consumer waste is much less homogenous: it comes from a wide variety of sources, and contains a wide variety of plastics and tends to be difficult


Plastic Waste and Recycling

Plastic Waste and Recycling
  • Author : Trevor M. Letcher
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 12 March 2020
GET THIS BOOKPlastic Waste and Recycling

Plastic Waste and Recycling: Environmental Impact, Societal Issues, Prevention, and Solutions begins with an introduction to the different types of plastic materials, their uses, and the concepts of reduce, reuse and recycle before examining plastic types, chemistry and degradation patterns that are organized by non-degradable plastic, degradable and biodegradable plastics, biopolymers and bioplastics. Other sections cover current challenges relating to plastic waste, explain the sources of waste and their routes into the environment, and provide systematic coverage of plastic waste


Economic Policy Instruments for Plastic Waste

Economic Policy Instruments for Plastic Waste
  • Author : Magnus Hennlock,Malin zu Castell-Rüdenhausen,Margareta Wahlström,Birgitte Kjær,Leonidas Milios,Eldbjørg Vea,David Watson,Ole Jørgen Hanssen,Anna Fråne,Åsa Stenmarc,Haben Tekie
  • Publisher : Nordic Council of Ministers
  • Release : 18 March 2015
GET THIS BOOKEconomic Policy Instruments for Plastic Waste

Achieving a high quality of waste plastic materials and recycling processes is a key challenge in closing the resource loops for plastics. This report reviews the status and trends for plastic waste flows and treatment in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Furthermore, it gives an overview of existing policy instruments and the main challenges for designing policy instruments for improved recycling of plastic waste in these Nordic countries. The report identifies potential market failures associated with closing the resource loops


Improving Markets for Recycled Plastics Trends, Prospects and Policy Responses

Improving Markets for Recycled Plastics Trends, Prospects and Policy Responses
  • Author : OECD
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • Release : 24 May 2018
GET THIS BOOKImproving Markets for Recycled Plastics Trends, Prospects and Policy Responses

Plastics have become one of the most prolific materials on the planet: in 2015 we produced about 380 million tonnes of plastics globally, up from 2 million tonnes in the 1950s. Yet today only 15% of this plastic waste is collected and recycled into secondary plastics globally each year. This ...


Plastics Waste Management

Plastics Waste Management
  • Author : Muralisrinivasan Natamai Subramanian
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 02 September 2019
GET THIS BOOKPlastics Waste Management

The book provides clear explanations for newcomers to the subject as well as contemporary details and theory for the experienced user in plastics waste management. It is seldom that a day goes by without another story or photo regarding the problem of plastics waste in the oceans or landfills. While important efforts are being made to clear up the waste, this book looks at the underlying causes and focuses on plastics waste management. Plastics manufacturers have been slow to recognize