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Main Title Cost evaluation of automated and manual post-consumer plastic bottle sorting systems /
Author Burgiel, J. ; Butcher, W. ; Halpern, R. ; Oliver, D. ; Tangora, P.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Burgiel, Jonathan.
Beck, R. W.
Kirk, Diana R.
CORP Author Beck (R.W.), Orlando, FL. ;Solid Waste Association of North America, Silver Spring, MD.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher Risk Reduction Engineering Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA/600/R-94/165; 818238; EPA-R-818238; PB95178364
Stock Number PB95-178364
OCLC Number 32190407
Subjects Bottles--Costs ; Sorting devices
Additional Subjects Plastics recycling ; Waste recycling centers ; Sorting ; Cost analysis ; Plastics ; Waste processing ; Plastics processing ; Materials recovery ; Solid waste disposal ; Solid waste management ; Solid waste collection systems ; Economic analysis ; Post-consumer wastes ; Automated systems ; Manual systems
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJDD  EPA/600/R-94/165 Env Science Center Library/Ft Meade,MD 05/12/1995
EJED  EPA-600/R-94-165 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 03/31/1995
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-R-94-165 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023 DISPERSAL
EMBD  EPA/600/R-94/165 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 05/12/1995
ERAD  EPA 600/R-94-165 PP Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 04/14/1995
ESAD  EPA 600-R-94-165 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 05/16/2017
NTIS  PB95-178364 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation x, 45 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The study compares the costs to sort mixed bales of post-consumer plastic at two Magnetic Separation System facilities with costs developed from a study at a manual sorting facility. Three months of historical operating data was provided by each facility. This data, along with data obtained from three-day site visits to each facility, provided the basis for the economic analysis and comparison among the three facilities. Both facilities utilizing the automated sorting system produced material at lower costs than the manual sorting facility, based on overall sorting costs per pound of material generated for sale.
"EPA/600/R-94/165." "September 1994." "Cooperative agreement no. 818238." "The information in this document has been funded wholly or in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, under cooperative agreement no. CR-818238 to the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), and by the American Plastics Council (APC)." "The document was prepared by R.W. Beck." "This publication is part of a series of publications for the Municipal Solid Waste Innovative Technology Evaluation (MITE)--Program."