Plastics and Sustainability: Practical Approaches (Paperback)

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Plastics and Sustainability: Practical Approaches (Paperback)

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Plastics and Sustainability: Practical Approaches provides a broad overview of sustainability as applied to plastics, offering a range of opportunities and solutions to be applied in an academic or industrial setting. The book begins by introducing the challenges and opportunities relating to plastics and environmental sustainability. This is followed by detailed eco-profiles organized by polymer category. Subsequent chapters explore various approaches to plastics sustainability, with in-depth coverage of incineration technology for energy recovery, pyrolysis for chemical recovery, blending technology, design, packaging, circular economy, and biopolymers. Finally, international policies are summarized.

The book aims to provide a broad source of information and a range of options to readers on how to evaluate and improve the sustainability of plastics, with analyses of the advantages and drawbacks of different technologies and materials. Authored by two professional engineers with substantial experience in industry and consultancy, this is a valuable resource for all those looking for a wide-ranging overview of sustainability as applied to plastics, including researchers and advanced students from a range of materials science and engineering disciplines, and engineers, manufacturers, scientists, and R&D professionals from a range of industries.

  • Offers detailed information on plastics eco-profiles, biopolymers, related challenges, and design and circular economy considerations
  • Presents the latest processing technologies for plastic waste, covering incineration and energy recovery, pyrolysis and chemical recovery, and blending
  • Includes practical guidance on recycling technology, supply chain management, costs, societal impact and international policy
Product Details ISBN: 9780128244890
ISBN-10: 0128244895
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication Date: November 25th, 2022
Pages: 320
Language: English