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Abstract

This report gives an overall description of a SAST project concerning plastics production, use and waste on five major levels. Data on the plastics industry are presented and trends in production and consumption, and the potential for the reduction, reuse and recycling of plastics waste are discussed. The use of life cycle analysis and environmental impact assessment as tools for the design and manufacture of plastics products is discussed. A brief outline of trends in waste management legislation in the Community and in individual member states is then presented, and technological innovations in the recovery and recyling of plastics are discussed.

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Authors: BONGAERTS J C ET AL., Institut für Europaische Umweltpolitik
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14731 EN (1992) 74 pp., FS
Availability: (2)
Record Number: 199311621 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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