The end of life (EoL) of plastic polymers depends on when they stop being considered a resource and begin to be considered a waste. Even with dynamic management, plastic pollution will increase in the coming decades. Reduction strategies focus on reducing the quantities of materials used in the construction of individual objects for packaging, support for reuse and recycling, incentives for gathering low-value plastics, awareness, and simplification. The agricultural sector, a sector in which the use of plastic is (apparently) not high, needs to combine environmental, social, and above all economic aspects, which can help entrepreneurs in the sector to optimize the recycling process.

Galati A, & Scalenghe R (2021). Plastic end-of-life alternatives, with a focus on the agricultural sector. CURRENT OPINION IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, 32, 1-10 [10.1016/j.coche.2021.100681].

Plastic end-of-life alternatives, with a focus on the agricultural sector

Galati A
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Scalenghe R
Membro del Collaboration Group
2021

Abstract

The end of life (EoL) of plastic polymers depends on when they stop being considered a resource and begin to be considered a waste. Even with dynamic management, plastic pollution will increase in the coming decades. Reduction strategies focus on reducing the quantities of materials used in the construction of individual objects for packaging, support for reuse and recycling, incentives for gathering low-value plastics, awareness, and simplification. The agricultural sector, a sector in which the use of plastic is (apparently) not high, needs to combine environmental, social, and above all economic aspects, which can help entrepreneurs in the sector to optimize the recycling process.
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Galati A, & Scalenghe R (2021). Plastic end-of-life alternatives, with a focus on the agricultural sector. CURRENT OPINION IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, 32, 1-10 [10.1016/j.coche.2021.100681].
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