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Disposal of plastics with minimum environmental impact.

Symposium on Disposal of Plastics with Minimum Environmental Impact Philadelphia 1972.

Disposal of plastics with minimum environmental impact.

by Symposium on Disposal of Plastics with Minimum Environmental Impact Philadelphia 1972.

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Published by American Society for Testing and Materials in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Plastic scrap -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementH. W. Mackinney, symposium chairman.
    SeriesASTM special technical publication,, 533, ASTM special technical publication ;, 533.
    ContributionsMackinney, Herbert William, 1907-, American Society for Testing and Materials. Committee G-3 on Deterioration of Nonmetallic Materials.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTD798 .S95 1972
    The Physical Object
    Pagination62 p.
    Number of Pages62
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5429225M
    LC Control Number73075374

    The requirements for pretreatment and disposal are approximately set in accordance with the waste classification. Hazardous waste prevention and minimisation are briefly addressed, because of their importance, as is handling, transportation and storage. Document 2, Minimum Requirements for Waste Disposal by Landfill, addresses landfill. Plastic bag wastes pose serious environmental pollutions and health problems in humans and animals. The situation is worsened in economically disadvantaged countries like Ethiopia. The objective of this survey was to assess usage of plastic bags and their environmental impacts in Jimma City of Size: 1MB.

    EPA used data from the American Chemistry Council and the National Association for PET Container Resources to measure the recycling of plastic. While overall the amount of recycled plastics is relatively small— million tons for a percent recycling rate in —the recycling of some specific types of plastic containers is more significant. Plastics: Establishing The Path To Zero Waste A pragmatic approach to sustainable management of plastic materials Teresa Clark Abstract: Plastic items are a critical part of modern society and they are used in almost every aspect of our lives.

    Plastic is one of the world’s most-used materials. Technically sophisticated, lightweight and cheap, plastics suit a broad spectrum of uses. The problem with plastic lies not in how it is used, which is generally harmless, but in end-of-life management of products made from it. Since , close to half of all plastic has ended up in landfill or dumped in the wild, and only 9% of used Cited by: 4.   Waste poses a threat to public health and the environment if it is not stored, collected, and disposed of properly. The perception of waste as an unwanted material with no intrinsic value has dominated attitudes towards disposal. This study investigates the domestic waste practices, waste disposal, and perceptions about waste and health in an urban by:


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