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Abstract

The report analyses the technical and environmental potential of various plastic recovery schemes, as well as assessing the possibilities for environmentally favourable existing and emerging processes to enter the market. Quality and quantity of plastic waste streams are estimated for 2015. For this purpose the six waste categories packaging, vehicles, electronic equipment, agriculture, municipal waste, and construction are analysed in detail. Existing plastic recovery technologies are analysed with regards to their environmental performance. As a result, the recovery technology mix for different scenarios is calculated which best achieves the objective of environmental sustainability.

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Authors: DELGADO C, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES);BARRUETABEÑA L, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES);SALAS O, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 22939 EN (2007), various paging. Free of charge
Availability: Katalogue Number: LF-NA--EN-C The PDF version can be downloaded from: http://bookshop.europa.eu
ISBN: ISBN 978-92-79-07366-3
Record Number: 200819737 / Last updated on: 2008-05-05
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en