EPA Science Inventory

New plastic recycling technology

Citation:

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

Impact/Purpose:

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.

Description:

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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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Product Published Date: 04/01/2017
Record Last Revised: 05/11/2018
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 336262

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTS BRANCH