Title: Assessment of the Environmental Advantages and Drawbacks of Existing and Emerging Polymers Recovery Processes
Editors: SALAS Oscar
Publisher: OPOCE
Publication Year: 2007
JRC N°: JRC37456
ISBN: 978-92-79-07366-3
ISSN: 1018-5593
Other Identifiers: EUR 22939 EN
URI: http://www.jrc.es/publications/pub.cfm?id=1532
DOI: 10.2791/46661
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: The report analyses the technical and environmental potential of various plastic recovery schemes, as well as assessing the possibilities for environmentally favourable existing and emerging processes to enter the market. Quality and quantity of plastic waste streams are estimated for 2015. For this purpose the six waste categories packaging, vehicles, electronic equipment, agriculture, municipal waste, and construction are analysed in detail. Existing plastic recovery technologies are analysed with regards to their environmental performance. As a result, the recovery technology mix for different scenarios is calculated which best achieves the objective of environmental sustainability.
JRC Directorate:Growth and Innovation

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