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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Mixed Plastics Recycling: Not a Pipe Dream.
Author Brewer, G. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Publisher Nov 87
Year Published 1987
Stock Number PB95-234407
Additional Subjects Plastics recycling ; Waste management ; Mixtures ; Technology innovation ; Product development ; Utilization ; Waste processing ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB95-234407 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 09/02/1995
Collation 13p
As much as 8% of today's municipal solid waste tonnage is plastic; and the material accounts for two to three times that percentage if measured by volume. Now the fastest growing waste stream component, plastic could account for 10% to 15% of MSW weight by the year 2000, industry analysts say. Innovative firms are pioneering technologies to recycle co-mingled plastic wastes from residential and industrial sources into marketable products. This approach can provide two income streams: revenue from sale of finished products and, in some cases, from tip fees charged for this plastic 'disposal' service. Featured here are three firms that lead in the development of mixed plastic recycling.