||Cost evaluation of automated and manual post-consumer plastic bottle sorting systems /
Burgiel, J. ;
Butcher, W. ;
Halpern, R. ;
Oliver, D. ;
||Beck (R.W.), Orlando, FL. ;Solid Waste Association of North America, Silver Spring, MD.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
|| Risk Reduction Engineering Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Bottles--United States--Costs. ;
Sorting devices. ;
Plastics recycling ;
Waste recycling centers ;
Cost analysis ;
Waste processing ;
Plastics processing ;
Materials recovery ;
Solid waste disposal ;
Solid waste management ;
Solid waste collection systems ;
Economic analysis ;
Post-consumer wastes ;
Automated systems ;
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||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.
Distributed to depository libraries in microfiche. Shipping list no.: 95-0045-M. "September 1994." "Cooperative agreement no. 818238." "EPA/600/R-94/165."