‘Environmentally Friendly’ Fate of Plastic Waste ?

  • Mohammed Yasin
  • Allan J. Amass
  • Brian J. Tighe

Abstract

Over the last few years, there has been active debate on the options available in overcoming the increasing problems associated with plastic waste management, both from environmentalist and industrialist. The current interest and awareness in ‘environmentally friendly’ packaging has been brought on by both constantly changing legislation initiated by the politicians who need to be seen by the public that they are concerned about the environment and also through environmental conscience of the public and various sectors of the industry.

Keywords

Municipal Waste Plastic Waste Garden Soil Virgin Material Plastic Disposal 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammed Yasin
    • 1
  • Allan J. Amass
    • 1
  • Brian J. Tighe
    • 1
  1. 1.Biodegradable Polymers Unit, Speciality Materials Research Group, Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied ChemistryAston UniversityAston Triangle, BirminghamUK

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