Rapra Technology’s New Book on Plastics and the Environment

Research and Markets has announced the addition of Rapra Technology Ltd's new book "Plastics and the Environment" to their offering.

This multi-authored book, from some of the leading researchers and practitioners on this topic, is a distinctive look at how to maximize profitability through environmental compliance in the plastics supply chain, a topic of great and ever-growing interest in the industry.

This distinguished assembly of authors from across the global and from both industry and academia, provides the reader with a distinctive perspective into this topic. Plastics and the Environment provides readers with a look into the environmental issues of plastics products throughout the complete product lifecycle from material selection to product design to recycling.

Topics covered include Plastics Materials and Sustainability, Environmental Design for Plastics Products, Energy Efficiency, Plastics, Recycling and Technology, and Life Cycle Assessment

Key Topics Covered:

  1. Developments in Polymer Technology Driven by the Need for Sustainability
    • Introduction
    • What Drives Developments Forward?
    • How can we save the World?
    • Getting the Science Right
    • Legislation and Design
    • New Materials
    • New Processes
    • Conclusions
  2. A Medium Voltage Switchgear Mechanism which is Insensitive to its Environment
    • Introduction
    • Selection of the Most Appropriate Material
    • Design of a New Range of Mechanisms
    • Environmental Studies
    • Material Balance Analysis
    • LCA
    • Conclusion
  3. From Industrial Polymerisation Wastes to High Valued Material: Interfacial Agents for Polymer Blends and Composites based on Chemically Modified Atactic Polypropylenes
    • Introduction
    • Chemical Modification
    • Role in Heterogeneous Materials Based on Polymers
    • Conclusions and Perspectives
  4. Energy Efficiency Index for Plastic Processing Machines
    • Introduction
    • Aim and Benefits of the Energy Efficiency Label
    • Definition of Energy Efficiency Labels
    • Label Development Process
    • Example: Plastic Extrusion Machines
    • Product Improvement and Ecodesign
    • Summary
  5. Comparative Analysis of the Carbon Footprint of Wood and Plastic Lumber Railway Sleepers in Brazil and Germany
    • Introduction
    • Waste Management System
    • Railway Sleepers Market
    • Scope Definition and Life Cycle Inventory (LCI)
    • Results
    • Discussions and Conclusions
  6. Perfect Sorting Solutions for Packaging Recycling
    • Post-consumer Polyethylene Terephthalate Through the Ages
    • Bottle Sorting, the First Step in the Recycling Process
    • Quality Improvement and Decontamination during the Flake Washing and Sorting Process
    • Bottle to Bottle Recycling - The Ecological Alternative
  7. UK Household Plastic Packaging Collection Survey 2009
    • UK Household Plastics Packaging Recycling Survey Background
    • UK Plastic Packaging Consumption Statistics
    • Household Plastic Packaging Recycling Rates in 2008
    • Plastic Bottle Collection Infrastructure Summary
    • Bring Scheme Performance
    • Kerbside Scheme Performance
    • Reported Perceptions of Running Plastic Bottle Collections
    • Collection of Non Bottle Plastics Packaging for Recycling
    • Sale of Material 7.10 Planned Developments
    • Development of Non Bottle Plastics Packaging Collections
  8. Vinyl 2010: Experience and Perspectives in Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Sustainable Development
    • PVC: Strengths and Concerns
    • The Vinyl 2010 Initiative
    • Activities and Achievements of Vinyl 2010
    • Lessons Learnt
    • Future Challenges
    • Conclusions

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