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Main Title Ten Year Review of Plastics Recycling.
Author Howell, S. G. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher Mar 91
Year Published 1991
Stock Number PB95-237301
Additional Subjects Plastics recycling ; Waste management ; Reduction ; Pollution control ; Solid wastes ; Thermoplastic resins ; Polystyrene ; Polypropylene ; Polyethylene ; Polyvinyl chloride ; Copolymers ;
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NTIS  PB95-237301 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 09/02/1995
Collation 27p
Abstract
A short history of the practice of plastics recycling as practiced in the United States and Europe for the past ten years indicates that much progress has been made in educating the public sector about the environmental damage done by indiscriminating disposal of plastic items. Recent legislation has made the collection of some discarded plastic items more efficient, and has provided economic incentives to recover and reuse waste plastics. The methods of collection separation, cleaning, and fabrication of plastic wastes into useful and saleable items are discussed. Also discussed will be examples of products made from recycled plastic.