Plastic Waste and Recycling

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Plastic Waste and Recycling

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Författare: Trevor M. Letcher
E-bok ISBN: 9780128178812
ISBN: 9780128178805
Språk: English
Upplaga: 1
Utgivningsår: 2020

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