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New plastic recycling technology
Glaser, J. New plastic recycling technology. CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY. Springer Berlin-Heidelberg, , Germany, 19(3):627-636, (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10098-016-1324-7
This news column provides a digest of recent technical reports relating to clean technology and environmental policy, This information is of interest to EPA researchers.
Greater than 60% of the total plastic content of municipal solid waste is comprised of polyolefins (high-density, low-density, and linear polyethylene and polypropylene. Polyethylene (PE) is the largest-volume component but presents a challenge due to the absence of low-energy degradation processes.
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