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Main Title Role of Packaging in Solid Waste Management 1966 to 1976.
Author Darne, Arsen ; Frankli, William E. ;
CORP Author Midwest Research Inst., Kansas City, Mo.
Year Published 1969
Report Number PH-86-67-114; 5c-69;
Stock Number PB-204 405
Additional Subjects ( Waste disposal ; Packaging materials) ; ( Management planning ; Packaging materials) ; ( Materials recovery ; Packaging materials) ; Government policies ; History ; Forecasting ; Demographic surveys ; Economic analysis ; Marketing ; Environmental surveys ; Taxes ; Pollution ; Consumption ; Growth curves ; Collection ; Cost estimates ; Metals ; Glass ; Plastics ; Textiles ; Wood products ; Packaging papers ; Cans ; Solid waste disposal ; Waste recycling
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-204 405 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 217p
Packaging materials are increasing in quantity much more rapidly than the population, primarily because of the continuing rise in self-service merchandising. Per capita consumption, which was 404 lb in 1958, is expected to be 661 lb in 1976. Until recently, no systematic analysis of the relationship between packaging and solid waste disposal had been undertaken. These interactions are defined, and the differences, with possible solutions, are explored. In the report packaging materials, consumption data from 1959 to 1966, and the outlook from 1966 to 1976 are discussed. Also covered are the areas concerned with disposability, analysis of the collectability, the resistance to disposal and processing, and the salvageability and reuse of packaging materials. Finally the mechanisms are explored to mitigate problems that arise from this type of waste: how research, education, incentive programs, taxes, and regulations can reduce the quantity and reduce the processing difficulties of this disposed material, yet save the natural resources from which packages are made.