∗ Waste management issues
∗ Environmental impact
∗ Waste streams
∗ Recycling techniques
∗ Socio–economic implications
∗ Future directions
Each chapter provides a complete coverage of the main themes with directed further reading and revision exercises with sample questions and answers to consolidate the main issues addressed.
Essential reading for both advanced undergraduates and postgraduate students of the vast arena of environmental and polymer sciences.
Polymers in Everyday Use: Principles, Properties and Environmental.
Feeding the Waste Streams: Sources of Polymers in the Environment.
Managing Polymer Waste: Technologies for Separation and Recycling.
Drives and Barriers for Polymer Recycling: Social, Legal and Economic Factors.
Design for the Environment: The Life Cycle Approach.
Environmental Impacts of Recycling.
Future Directions: Towards Sustainable Technology.