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Main Title Analysis of the Current Impact of Plastic Refuse Disposal Upon the Environment.
Author Vaughan, D. A. ; Anastas, M. Y. ; Krause., H. H. ;
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Labs., Ohio.;National Environmental Research Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. Solid and Hazardous Waste Research Lab.
Year Published 1974
Report Number EPA-R-800055; EPA-ROAP-24ALL-19; EPA/670/2-74-083;
Stock Number PB-238 654
Additional Subjects Solid waste disposal ; Plastics ; Incinerators ; Earth fills ; Refuse disposal ; Air pollution ; Water pollution ; Urban planning ; Ecology ; Environmental effects
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-238 654 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 57p
In view of the 7-fold growth in the amount of plastic waste over the past 20 years the impact of plastic refuse disposal upon the environment has been evaluated on the basis of the major current methods of disposal, municipal incineration, landfill and litter. While weight percentage of the plastic component may tend to be used to evaluate its contribution to the environmental impact via incineration, the volume percentage of plastics is more important with respect to its contribution to landfill, both sanitary and open dump with and without burning. A useful life analysis of plastic products is described which quantifies the amounts of plastic waste by type.