Soda bottles turn into swanky shirts, and billboards become trendy tote bags. Chicken droppings make electricity, and elephant poop becomes writing paper. Rubber tires change into rubber roads. Garbage turns to fuel oil. What's going on here? Is it magic? Science fiction? No it's recycling! Recycling turns dirty, stinky, germy, dangerous trash into useful stuff. Recycling also keeps garbage from piling up and polluting our planet. This book explains the many amazing ways people use science to recycle garbage into great things.
This book discusses some of the state-of-the-art techniques of recycling post-consumer plastic materials and focuses on mechanical recycling, chemical recycling and energy recovery. The book is intended for all those who are interested in recycling of post consumer plastic waste. Although, this book discusses technical aspects of recycling, the authors have endeavoured to make this book easily understandable to anyone interested in the subject enabling the reader to gain a thorough grounding in all the subjects discussed.
This book covers the technology of the recovery of secondary fibre for its use in paper and board manufacture. The editor, who has had substantial practical experience of designing and commissioning paper recycling plants all over the world, leads a team of experts who discuss subjects including sourcing, characterisation, mechanical handling and preparation and de-inking.
The range of useful books and other publications on furnace engineering, thermodynamics and process engineering is vast. The specialized practitioner, however, is obliged, generally with some degree of effort, to filter out the information and processes for heat treatment of specific materials that are relevant to his or her needs. The "Handbook of Aluminium Recycling", published exclusively in English, guides the practitioner in the field of production, design or plant engineering in detail through the various technologies involved in aluminium recycling. An examination of aluminium as a material and of its recovery from natural raw materials sources, in the context of a brief introduction, is followed by discussion of the various processes and procedures. Melting and casting plants, and also metal treatment facilities, are described in detail, as are provisions and equipment for environmental and workforce safety. A separate chapter is devoted to plant planning, operation and control, in view of the fact that the arrangement of the individual plant elements has a significant influence on cost efficiency and dependable operation. The technologies used for remelting of aluminium are analyzed both for their particular potential uses in conjunction with the scrap charged and with the attainment of the target alloy. The illustration of design details enables the practitioner to judge whether, and how, the technology examined in each case might be used for any particular application. Thermodynamics and metallurgical facts required for understanding of the relevant processes are drawn from practice. The reader is thus provided with a detailed overview of the technology of aluminium recycling, and familiarized quickly and systematically with both long proven and new, innovative methods.
As in the successful first edition, this book provides straightforward information on plastic materials and technology, including the options for recycling plastics, with special focus on mechanical recycling. This new edition reflects the great strides that have been made to increase recycling rates worldwide in recent years. It considers the expansion of infrastructure in the UK to support plastic recycling and major achievements that have been made in gaining widespread public support and participation for recycling schemes; specifically the need to manage waste on an individual household level. Current issues surrounding council recycling of plastic bottles, and the practice of providing free plastic carrier bags by supermarkets, are also considered. Biopolymers are expected to have a major impact on plastic markets in the future and therefore some of the issues of biodegradability versus recycling are expanded in this second edition, as is the wider context of life cycle analysis and legislation.
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Editor Candice L. Mancini uses a series of thought-provoking essays to take readers across the globe, exploring international issues relating to garbage and recycling. Is E-waste dangerous in India? Is the Nile being ruined by pollution? Is Serbia doing enough to focus on their waste problems? Is Bangladesh's capital swimming in waste? How is China turning trash into art? Readers will explore these questions. They will learn whether Mexico City is running out of places to dump waste and whether the U.S. has a serious issue with plastic bags. Other cultures explored include Canada, Japan, Australia, Spain, the Philippines, and Sweden. One final treat for readers is they'll explore garbage and recycling in space.