Plastics Waste Management: Disposal, Recycling, and Reuseby Taylor and Francis
Pub. Date: 04/28/1993
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
This volume discusses the structure and growth of the plastics industry, comprehensively displaying the complete cycle of plastics from raw materials to waste and solutions related to this waste - presenting practical cost scenarios for the collection and disposal of waste.;Examining the issue of plastics waste in a broad social and environmental context, Plastics Waste Management: considers the regulations imposed on waste disposal and aspects of pollution control acts; provides a technical overview of polymers, classifications, and properties as well as the plastics industry, polymer production, and consumption; addresses extrusion basics and polymers' compatibility in a mixture of plastic waste; describes the recycling of mixed plastics waste; and explores design considerations and product life cycles with respect to environmentally friendly products in packaging applications.;Furnishing more than 400 bibliographic citations, Plastics Waste Management is a reference for pollution control, plastics, environmental, polymer and chemical engineers; recycling facility operators; plastics designers; and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines.
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