Plastics and the Environment

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Staudinger, J.J.P., 1974. Plastics and the Environment. Hutchinson & Co, London. This book covers the following: Foreword by S. R Bradley - Biographical details of the contributors - Part 1. Plastics, their contribution to society and considerations of their disposal - Summary - Foreword - Introduction - 1. The status of plastics as a raw material for industry - 2. Plastics applications - 3. The nature of plastics - 4. Types of plastics and their uses - 5. Waste - Conclusions - References - Part 2. The storage and collection of refuse - Summary - Introduction - 1. Characteristics of refuse - 2. Storage of refuse - 3. Progress to changing conditions - 4. Developing systems - 5. Development in storage and mechanical handling - 6. Bulky waste - 7. Transport - 8. Plastics in the service of public cleansing - Conclusions - Sources of information - Part 3. The disposal of solid wastes - Summary - Introduction - 1. Solid wastes: What are they, and how much do we produce? - 2. Present methods of treatment and disposal of solid wastes - 3. The environmental consequences of present methods of refuse disposal - 4. Future methods of disposing of solid wastes - 5. Management of solid wastes disposal - Conclusions - References - Part 4. Recycling, refuse and recovery of plastics - Summary - Introduction - 1. The possibilities of plastics recycling - 2. Recovery and reclamation within the Plastics Industry - 3. Salvage of plastics from domestic and trade wastes - 4. Pyrolysis of mixed wastes - Conclusions - references - Part 5. Degradability of plastics - Summary - Introduction - 1. Solar degradation - 2. Biodegradation - Discussion - Conclusions - References - Index

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MoDiPL : 0348
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1974

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