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Plastics waste and the environment

Conference on Plastics Waste and the Environment (1971 London)

Plastics waste and the environment

proceedings of the conference held on 17 February, 1971 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

by Conference on Plastics Waste and the Environment (1971 London)

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Published by Plastics Institute in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesPlastics and Polymers Conference Supplements -- no.4
ContributionsPLASTICS INSTITUTE.
The Physical Object
Pagination43p.
Number of Pages43
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21091402M
ISBN 100903107007

The first-ever European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy adopted on January will transform the way plastic products are designed, used, produced and recycled in the EU. Better design of plastic products, higher plastic waste recycling rates, more and better quality recyclates will help boosting the market for recycled plastics. A huge amount of plastic is produced and dumped into the environment which does not readily degrade naturally. In this paper, we address the organization of a large body of literature published on the management of waste plastics being the most challenging issue of the modern world. Objectives To address the issue of the management of waste.

  According to PWR, plastic manufacturers and retail establishments that use plastics are legally bound to collect back plastic waste. This is referred to as ‘extended producers responsibility’.   The recycling crisis is forcing us all to consider what to do with our waste, but recycling should be the last resort for the global problem of plastic pollution. In her new book Turning the Tide.

  A global plastic waste crisis is building, with major implications for health and the environment. Under its so-called “National Sword” policy, China has . Environment 5 sustainable alternatives to plastics. The world is drowning in plastics that are often non-biogradable and non-recyclable. But a new range of compostable bioplastics created from.


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