Recycling of Plastic Waste-An Overview

Paper Topic :

Environmental Engineering

Author Name :

Limbasiya Nitul D.

Abstract :

Plastics are man-made organic materials that are produced from oil and natural gas as raw materials. The rapid rate of urbanization and development has led to increasing plastic waste generation. The amount of plastic waste in Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) is increasing due to increase in population, development activities and changes in the life style. Mainly two types of plastic such as Recyclable (PET, HDPE, LDPE, PP, PVC, PS) and Non-recyclable (Multilayer & Laminated Plastics, PUF, Bakelite, Polycarbonate, Melamine, Nylon) which are generate the problem of Plastic waste management and badly effects on surrounding environment. It needs to be management and recycling of plastic waste environmentally and economically. Here, overview of the process of converting waste plastic into value added products is explained as a viable solution for recycling of plastics. Recycling of plastic waste using different methods like Mechanical Recycling, Blast furnace feedstock recycling, Coke oven chemical feedstock recycling, Gasification, Liquefaction, Thermal recycling.

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