Recycling of Flexible Plastic Packaging

Recycling of Flexible Plastic Packaging

Sections cover flexible plastic packaging and its benefits, applications and challenges. This is followed by in-depth coverage of the materials, types and forms of flexible packaging.

Author: Michael Niaounakis

Publisher: William Andrew

ISBN: 9780128166031

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 466

View: 996

Recycling of Flexible Plastic Packaging presents thorough and detailed information on the management and recycling of flexible plastic packaging, focusing on the latest actual/potential methods and techniques and offering actionable solutions that minimize waste and increase product efficiency and sustainability. Sections cover flexible plastic packaging and its benefits, applications and challenges. This is followed by in-depth coverage of the materials, types and forms of flexible packaging. Other key discussions cover collection and pre-treatment, volume reduction, separation from other materials, chemical recycling, post-processing and reuse, current regulations and policies, economic aspects and immediate trends. This information will be highly valuable to engineers, scientists and R&D professionals across industry. In addition, it will also be of great interest to researchers in academia, those in government, or anyone with an interest in recycling who is looking to further advance and implement recycling methods for flexible plastic packaging. Presents state-of-the-art methods and technologies regarding the processing of flexible plastic packaging waste Addresses the challenges currently associated with both waste management and available recycling methods Opens the door to innovation, supporting improved recycling methods, manufacturing efficiency and industrial sustainability
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Plastics Recycling

Plastics Recycling

From a small business standpoint , the preservation of the growing recycling
infrastructure is critical . Within the municipal solid waste ... rigid containers to
recycling programs . As the infrastructure matures , then add flexible plastic
packaging .

Author: United States

Publisher:

ISBN: PURD:32754062992437

Category: Government publications

Page: 195

View: 758

Categories: Government publications

Plastics in Packaging Western Europe and North America

Plastics in Packaging   Western Europe and North America

Information is included on market sizes and trends relevant to this chain. It includes a review of key factors affecting the industry, such as the need for recycling, and new developments in plastics used in packaging.

Author: R. Hd Beswick

Publisher: iSmithers Rapra Publishing

ISBN: 9781859573297

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 156

View: 323

This report provides an overview of the plastic packaging supply chain from materials to disposal. Information is included on market sizes and trends relevant to this chain. It includes a review of key factors affecting the industry, such as the need for recycling, and new developments in plastics used in packaging. This report includes a description of plastic material types and properties relevant to packaging. Tables of comparative data are included.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Sustainable Home

Sustainable Home

PVC is not widely recycled but you can check for local recycling facilities in your
area. – Plastic #4 is low-density polyethylene (LDPE), manufactured for plastic
bags and flexible plastic films. LDPE has not been highly recycled previously, but
 ...

Author: Christine Liu

Publisher: White Lion Publishing

ISBN: 9780711239692

Category: House & Home

Page: 160

View: 715

Sustainable Home is a stylish, inspirational and practical guidebook to maintaining a more environmentally friendly household. Sustainable lifestyle blogger and professional Christine Liu takes you on a tour through the rooms of your home – the living area, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom – offering tips, tricks and 18 step-by-step projects designed to help you lead a more low-impact lifestyle. Whether its by making your own toothpaste, converting to renewable energy sources, reducing your consumption of plastic, growing your own herb garden or upcycling old pieces of furniture, there are numerous ways – both big and small – to make a difference. With environmental issues at the forefront of global politics, the desire to make small changes on an individual level is on the rise; this book will guide anyone hoping to make a difference, but who perhaps don’t know where to begin.
Categories: House & Home

Recycling of Plastics Packaging

Recycling of Plastics Packaging

There has been an increase in plastics recycling and over 4000 communities
have kerbside recycling programmes for plastics . Legislators should consider
cost data before making recycling mandatory . Flexible packaging can be
considered ...

Author: Brian Simmons

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000055332823

Category: Packaging

Page: 70

View: 610

This review examines relevant European legislation which has a bearing on the area of plastics recycling, including the EC Directive on Packaging and Packaging Waste and the Duales System Deutschland (DSD). Other areas of investigation include the waste management hierarchy of reduce, reuse, recycle, the difficulties involved in sorting packaging waste and the search for appropriate secondary applications. The authors also examine the alternatives to mechanical recycling, including thermal recycling and chemical recycling, which will be of particular interest to the PET soft drinks market.
Categories: Packaging

Collection recycling of plastic waste

Collection   recycling of plastic waste

(2013) 60–90 percent of the plastic packaging put on the market in Sweden is not
subject to recycling. Åland Apart from the potential for rigid plastic packaging
waste there is a potential in flexible plastic packaging waste that today ends up in
 ...

Author: Anna Fråne

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

ISBN: 9789289328043

Category:

Page: 135

View: 387

The first report from the project “Improvements in existing collection and recycling systems for plastic waste from households and other municipal waste sources” is focused on describing the existing situation when it comes to collection and recycling of plastic waste in the Nordic countries. The streams covered are (all from both households and other MSW sources): • Plastic packaging waste. • Non-packaging small plastic waste. • Plastic bulky waste. Similarities and differences among the Nordic countries are presented in the report. The findings provide input into the development of suggestions for improvements. The report is part of the Nordic Prime Ministers’ green growth initiative: “The Nordic Region – leading in green growth.” Read more in the web magazine “Green Growth the Nordic Way” at www.nordicway. org or at www.norden.org/greengrowth The report for Part 2 will be published in December 2014.
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Economic Policy Instruments for Plastic Waste

Economic Policy Instruments for Plastic Waste

Around 75% of the remaining 89% is sold for recycling. The polymers sorted out
are LDPE, HDPE, PP and PET. Of the plastic packaging waste sent to the
German facilities around 20% was sorted out as flexible plastics (LDPE), 32% as
rigid ...

Author: Magnus Hennlock

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

ISBN: 9789289338912

Category:

Page: 115

View: 940

Achieving a high quality of waste plastic materials and recycling processes is a key challenge in closing the resource loops for plastics. This report reviews the status and trends for plastic waste flows and treatment in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Furthermore, it gives an overview of existing policy instruments and the main challenges for designing policy instruments for improved recycling of plastic waste in these Nordic countries. The report identifies potential market failures associated with closing the resource loops for plastics. It reviews the economics research literature on policy instrument design for achieving optimal recycling rates and makes policy recommendations from the Nordic perspective. Finally, it presents results from a survey on market conditions to managers in the recycling and plastic manufacturing industry in Sweden.
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Plastic Films in Food Packaging

Plastic Films in Food Packaging

The Handbook addresses questions related to film grades, types of packages for different types of foods, packaging technologies, machinery and waste management. Additionally the book provides a review of new and emerging technologies.

Author: Sina Ebnesajjad

Publisher: William Andrew

ISBN: 9781455731152

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

View: 447

The value of the groceries purchases in the USA is over $500 billion annually, most of which is accounted for by packaged foods. Plastic packaging of foods is not only ubiquitous in developed economies, but increasingly commonplace in the developing world, where plastic packaging is instrumental in decreasing the proportion of the food supply lost to spoilage. This new handbook is a combination of new material and updated chapters, chosen by Dr. Sina Ebnesajjad, from recently published books on this subject. Plastic Films in Food Packaging offers a practical handbook for engineers, scientists and managers working in the food packaging industry, providing a tailor-made package of science and engineering fundamentals, best practice techniques and guidance on new and emerging technologies. By covering materials, design, packaging processes, machinery and waste management together in one book, the authors enable the reader to take a lifecycle approach to food packaging. The Handbook addresses questions related to film grades, types of packages for different types of foods, packaging technologies, machinery and waste management. Additionally the book provides a review of new and emerging technologies. Two chapters cover the development of barrier films for food packaging and the regulatory and safety aspects of food packaging. Essential information and practical guidance for engineers and scientists working at all stages of the food packaging lifecycle: from design through manufacture to recycling Includes key published material on plastic films in food packaging, updated specifically for this Handbook, and new material on the regulatory framework and safety aspects Coverage of materials and applications together in one handbook enables engineers and scientists to make informed design and manufacturing decisions
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Plastics in Food Packaging Conference

Plastics in Food Packaging Conference

Future Needs : We need to recycle flexible films . The plastics industry has done
an outstanding job of making the recycling of rigid plastic containers a reality .
You received help from the bottle deposit states which provided a source for ...

Author: Plastics Instit

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0877628661

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 392

View: 392

Proceedings from the 8th Annual FoodPlas conference, March 5-7, 1991, Orlando, Florida.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Plastics Packaging Recycling

Plastics Packaging Recycling

Supermarket waste : - Cardboard and paper , PVC and other rigid plastic trays ,
organics , non polythene flexible films , general waste . For the waste generator
maintaining a clean and noncontaminated waste source will bring two immediate
 ...

Author:

Publisher: iSmithers Rapra Publishing

ISBN: 1859571050

Category: Plastics in packaging

Page: 54

View: 543

Categories: Plastics in packaging

Plastics

Plastics

Consideration of recycling targets for flexible plastic packaging is underway . This
scheme is voluntary and has enabled the industry to respond to the
environmental demands of packaging in a flexible way . Only the state of South
Australia ...

Author: Debra Johnson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015032489182

Category: Commerce

Page: 146

View: 690

Categories: Commerce

Future solutions for Nordic plastic recycling

Future solutions for Nordic plastic recycling

Future solutions for Nordic plastic recycling contains suggestions on how to collect and recycle more of the generated plastic waste from households and other MSW sources in the Nordic region.

Author: Anna Fråne

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

ISBN: 9789289339490

Category:

Page: 46

View: 893

Future solutions for Nordic plastic recycling contains suggestions on how to collect and recycle more of the generated plastic waste from households and other MSW sources in the Nordic region. The solutions suggested are focused on providing higher availability to collection systems, to focus less on packaging and more on plastic, to have flexible sorting and recycling systems,and to pave the way for a well-functioning, transparent market for recycled plastics that absorbs the collected material. More extensive Nordic cooperation, both on a basis of knowledge exchange and on a practical level, is believed to favour Nordic plastic collection and recycling. The report is part of the Nordic Prime Ministers' green growth initiative: “The Nordic Region – leading in green growth”. Read more in the web magazine “Green Growth the Nordic Way” at www.nordicway.org or at www.norden.org/greengrowth
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African Farming and Food Processing

African Farming and Food Processing

Both flexible plastic packaging and rigid plastic packaging are now used to
package an increasing large number of products . And at the same time , the
plastics industry is under growing pressure to collect and recycle a greater
quantity of ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924087305250

Category: Agriculture

Page:

View: 236

Categories: Agriculture

Understanding Plastics Packaging Technology

Understanding Plastics Packaging Technology

The manufacture and use of various packaging forms is explained in this book, including films and flexible packaging, thermoformed, injection and blow molded containers, and packaging foams.

Author: Susan E. M. Selke

Publisher:

ISBN: 3446186840

Category: Plastics in packaging

Page: 206

View: 125

Categories: Plastics in packaging

Handbook of Materials for Product Design

Handbook of Materials for Product Design

43 Plastics recycling rates in the U . S . and Western Europe . 2 , 61 1997 fell to
20 . 2 % , although the tonnage of plastic collected for recycling increased from 1
. ... The 1996 recycling rate for flexible plastic packaging was only 2 . 8 % . 62 , 63
 ...

Author: Charles A. Harper

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015053384502

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1000

View: 926

Stay ahead of the learning curve in the fast-evolving field of materials technology Need to come up with new product concepts? Do you select the materials and designs that make innovative ideas work,? Edited by Charles Harper, an internationally respected expert in materials technology, Handbook of Materials for Product Design is an indispensable asset to anyone involved in product creation. This unique reference can help you: *Generate ideas for new products * Specify expertly for robust, manufacturable, economical, customer-pleasing products * Compare options easily with plentiful data tables, charts, graphs, and illustrations * Cut costs and improve new product performance * Create unique materials with expert guidance* Find needed data on design, testing, specifications, standards, recyclability, and biodegradability
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Emerging Technologies in Plastics Recycling

Emerging Technologies in Plastics Recycling

The plastic packaging volume is broken down into 5 . 6 % rigid packaging and 2 .
4 % flexible packaging . This reflects the weight to volume advantage of flexible
packaging over rigid packaging . This paper is concerned with multilayer ...

Author: Gerald D. Andrews

Publisher: Amer Chemical Society

ISBN: UOM:39015029164616

Category: Science

Page: 322

View: 745

Presents emerging technology and current research in plastics recycling. Summarizes the scope of the problem of plastics recycling and highlights current areas of activity. Includes discussion on stabilizers, additives, and characterization of recycled plastics; polymer recovery; and applications of recycled polymer blends. Features an overview chapter by Wayne Pearson, Executive Director of the Plastics Recycling Foundation, Inc.
Categories: Science

The Future of Packaging

The Future of Packaging

This extraordinary collection shows how manufacturers can move from a one-way take-make-waste economy that is burying the world in waste to a circular, make-use-recycle economy.

Author: Tom Szaky

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 9781523095513

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 952

Only 35 percent of the 240 million metric tons of waste generated in the United States alone gets recycled, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. This extraordinary collection shows how manufacturers can move from a one-way take-make-waste economy that is burying the world in waste to a circular, make-use-recycle economy. Steered by Tom Szaky, recycling pioneer, eco-capitalist, and founder and CEO of TerraCycle, each chapter is coauthored by an expert in his or her field. From the distinct perspectives of government leaders, consumer packaged goods companies, waste management firms, and more, the book explores current issues of production and consumption, practical steps for improving packaging and reducing waste today, and big ideas and concepts that can be carried forward. Intended to help every business from a small start-up to a large established consumer product company, this book serves as a source of knowledge and inspiration. The message from these pioneers is not to scale back but to innovate upward. They offer nothing less than a guide to designing ourselves out of waste and into abundance.
Categories: Business & Economics

Tappi Journal

Tappi Journal

The domestic plastics require the recovery of packaging waste , and minimize the
volume industry will boost its efforts to develop more ... Earlier time - frame targets
were dropped and recycle conventional plastic bags and containers .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P002806554

Category: Paper industry

Page:

View: 288

Categories: Paper industry

Waste Package Recycling and the Internal Market

Waste Package Recycling and the Internal Market

Through the mid - 1990s , it was expected that the only levy assessed would be
one on rigid plastics ( bottles and the like ) as flexible plastic packaging was not
even collected . Given the economic hardships of the DSD and the difficulty in the
 ...

Author: Joseph F. Jozwiak

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89075189514

Category:

Page: 370

View: 348

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Rigid Plastic Packaging Container Recycling Rate Report

Rigid Plastic Packaging Container Recycling Rate Report

ENDNOTES 1 Section 42310 ( b ) and ( c ) . traditionally compiled on the basis of
weight , all recycling rates calculated in this document ... Other Packaging
includes tubs / containers , flexible packaging , and other miscellaneous
packaging .

Author: Bendan Blue

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822023708126

Category: Plastic containers

Page: 50

View: 946

Categories: Plastic containers