Technical and Environmental Performances of Alternative Thermochemical Treatments for Mixed Plastics Waste
June 5 – 10, 2022
There is a general and important effort to increase circularity of plastics, by proposing new behaviours and styles of life (“how to use and reuse plastics”), new eco-design criteria (“design for recycling” and “design from recycling”), innovative recycling processes able to increase the quantity and quality of recovered resources (“Plastics-to-Plastics” but also “to-Chemicals”, and “to-Fuels”). The attention in mainly focused on mixed plastics waste (MPW) whose treatment shows the major technical difficulties, due to the co-presence of various and generally non-compatible, polymers, with different kinds of additives, pigments and fillers.
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Filomena Ardolino, Francesco Parrillo, and Umberto Arena, "Technical and Environmental Performances of Alternative Thermochemical Treatments for Mixed Plastics Waste" in "WasteLCA_3: Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment For Waste Management And Resource Optimization", Umberto Arena, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Italy; Thomas Astrup, University of Denmark, Denmark Eds, ECI Symposium Series, (2022). https://dc.engconfintl.org/lca_waste_3/65