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Manual on Plastic Waste Management

Asia is one of the major plastic producing regions. Asia-Pacific’s plastic consumption has increased more than the world average. This increase in demand and production goes along with an increase in associated waste generation. Plastic waste management is thus an important challenge on economic, environmental and social levels, while also entailing opportunities that need to be seized. Plastic recycling is one such opportunity.

This manual provides an overview of the plastic waste recycling process in the Asia-Pacific region. Chapter 1 gives a short introduction, by presenting different types of plastics, key waste management issues, and reasons why recycling should be promoted. Chapter 2 gives an overview of the existing technologies in the plastic recycling chain, as well as the practices currently in use in the Asia-Pacific region. Chapter 3 is dedicated to a market analysis and possible business opportunities in these countries. Finally, Chapter 4 presents main conclusions of this report.



Biodegradable kinetics of plastics under controlled composting conditions

Thanawadee Leejarkpai,Unchalee Suwanmanee, Yosita Rudeekit,Thumrongrut Mungcharoen

Waste Management- Volume 31, Issue 6, June 2011, Pages 1153–1161

This study models and evaluates the kinetics of C–CO2 evolution during biodegradation of plastic materials including Polyethylene (PE), PE/starch blend (PE/starch), microcrystalline cellulose (MCE), and Polylactic acid (PLA).......

Tertiary recycling of PVC-containing plastic waste by copyrolysis with cattle manure

Apinya Duangchan, Chanatip Samart

Waste Management- Volume 28, Issue 11, November 2008, Pages 2415–2421

The corrosion from pyrolysis of PVC in plastic waste was reduced by copyrolysis of PVC with cattle manure. The optimization of pyrolysis conditions between PVC and cattle manure was studied via a statistical method, the Box–Behnken model......

Reuse of thermosetting plastic waste for lightweight concrete

Phaiboon Panyakapo, Mallika Panyakapo

Waste Management- Volume 28, Issue 9, 2008, Pages 1581–1588

This paper presents the utilization of thermosetting plastic as an admixture in the mix proportion of lightweight concrete.

A review on tertiary recycling of high-density polyethylene to fuel

Sachin Kumar, Achyut K. Panda, R.K. Singh

Resources, Conservation and Recycling- Volume 55, Issue 11, September 2011, Pages 893–910

This paper reviews the production and consumption HDPE, different methods of recycling of plastic with special reference to chemical degradation of HDPE to fuel. This also focuses on different factors that affect these degradations, the kinetics and mechanism of this reaction.


Plastic Waste Journal Inventory 



643 Journals compendium for Plastic Waste

Guidance Manuals

Converting Waste Plastics into a Resource – Compendium of Technologies, Dec 2009

(United Nations Environmental Programme, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics International Environmental Technology Centre Osaka/Shiga, Japan )

This compendium of technologies aims to present an overview of the technologies available for converting waste plastics into a resource. It emphasizes the typical methods for converting
waste plastics into solid, liquid and gaseous fuels as well as the direct combustion of waste plastics for specific applications.

Converting Waste Plastics into a Resource – Assessment Guidelines, Dec 2009

(United Nations Environmental Programme,Division of Technology, Industry and Economics International Environmental Technology Centre Osaka/Shiga, Japan)

The aim of these guidelines is to provide a methodology for the collection of baseline data for a potential project on converting waste plastics into a resource/fuel.

Reach and the Recycling of Plastics

(Federal Environment Agency, Germany)

Reference manual for an appropriate implementation of the REACH requirements for the operators of recycling plants.