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Main Title Environmental assessment of future disposal methods for plastics in municipal solid waste /
Author Vaughan, D. A., ; Ifeadi, C. ; Markle, R. A. ; Krause., H. H.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Ifeadi, C.,
Markle, R. A.,
Krause, H. H.
Vaughan, D. A.
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Labs., Ohio.;National Environmental Research Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Publisher National Environmental Research Center, Solid and Hazardous Waste Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1975
Report Number EPA 670-2-75-058; EPA-R-803111; EPA-ROAP-21BFS-017
Stock Number PB-243 366
OCLC Number 01707679
Subjects Plastic scrap--United States ; Plastics industry and trade--Waste disposal--United States ; Refuse and refuse disposal
Additional Subjects Environmental impacts ; Plastics ; Refuse disposal ; Solid waste disposal ; Forecasting ; Trends ; Assessments ; Earthfills ; Materials recovery ; Leaching ; Air pollution ; Water pollution ; Combustion products ; Plastics recycling ; Sanitary landfills ; Waste recycling ; Incineration
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EJBD  EPA 670-2-75-058 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/29/2017
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 670-2-75-058 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ERAD  EPA 670/2-75-058 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 03/18/2013
NTIS  PB-243 366 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xi, 74 pages : illustrations, figures, tables ; 28 cm.
Production of plastics for engineering and consumer items in the United States has been predicted to reach 113 million tons per year by the year 2000. This figure does not include the production of polymer used for synthetic fiber or fabric. From 31 to 38 million tons of the plastic produced is expected to reach the solid waste stream, depending on the basis of estimation. The largest amount will go to sanitary landfills, and the next largest amount will be thermally treated using such methods as power generation, incineration, and pyrolysis. Small amounts of plastic are expected to be disposed of in open dumps or as litter. Resource recovery for plastics in municipal refuse up to the year 2000 is expected to be insignificant. Air pollution as a result of plastics in the landfills and open dumps will be negligible, even if there is still some burning of open dumps in 2000.
"Grant No. R803111-01-1; Program Element No. 1DB314." "June 1975." Includes bibliographical references (pages 69-73).