Plastics and Sustainability

Plastics and Sustainability

Practical Approaches

1st Edition - October 1, 2022

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  • Authors: Lee Tin Sin, Bee Soo Tueen
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128244890

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Plastics and Sustainability: Practical Approaches provides a broad overview of sustainability as applied to plastics, offering a range of opportunities and solutions to be applied in an academic or industrial setting. The book begins by introducing the challenges and opportunities relating to plastics and environmental sustainability. This is followed by detailed eco-profiles organized by polymer category. Subsequent chapters explore various approaches to plastics sustainability, with in-depth coverage of incineration technology for energy recovery, pyrolysis for chemical recovery, blending technology, design, packaging, circular economy, and biopolymers. Finally, international policies are summarized. The book aims to provide a broad source of information and a range of options to readers on how to evaluate and improve the sustainability of plastics, with analyses of the advantages and drawbacks of different technologies and materials. Authored by two professional engineers with substantial experience in industry and consultancy, this is a valuable resource for all those looking for a wide-ranging overview of sustainability as applied to plastics, including researchers and advanced students from a range of materials science and engineering disciplines, and engineers, manufacturers, scientists, and R&D professionals from a range of industries.

Key Features

  • Offers detailed information on plastics eco-profiles, biopolymers, related challenges, and design and circular economy considerations
  • Presents the latest processing technologies for plastic waste, covering incineration and energy recovery, pyrolysis and chemical recovery, and blending
  • Includes practical guidance on recycling technology, supply chain management, costs, societal impact and international policy

Readership

Researchers and advanced students from a range of materials science and engineering disciplines looking to understand sustainability in plastics

Table of Contents

  • 1. Plastics and Environmental Sustainability Issues
    2. Ecoprofile of Plastics
    3. Plastics Waste and Opportunities
    4. Blending Technology to Improve Eco-friendliness of Plastics
    5. Effective Plastic Design and Packaging
    6. Recycling and Circular Economy of Plastics
    7. Biopolymers and Challenges
    8. International Policies for Plastics Usage

Product details

  • No. of pages: 450
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: October 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128244890

About the Authors

Lee Tin Sin

Lee Tin Sin is a researcher, professional engineer and associate professor. He graduated with Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical-Polymer) First Class Honours and Ph.D in Polymer Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. Dr. Lee has been involved in rubber processing, biopolymer, nanocomposite and polymer synthesis with more than 100 publications of journal papers, book chapters and conferences. He was the recipient of the Society of Chemical Engineers Japan Award for Outstanding Asian Researcher and Engineer 2018 for his contribution on polymer researches. He was also conferred Meritorious Service Medal (PJK) by the Sultan of Selangor State, Malaysia in year 2019. He co-authored ‘Polylactic Acid’ (Elsevier), the First and Second Editions which were published in 2012 and 2019, respectively.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Malaysia

Bee Soo Tueen

Bee Soo Tueen is a researcher, professional engineer and associate professor. She graduated with Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical-Polymer), Master of Engineering (Polymer Engineering), and Ph.D in Polymer Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. Dr. Bee has published more than 70 journal papers on nanocomposites, flame retardant and biopolymer works. She co-authored ‘Polylactic Acid’ (Elsevier), the Second Edition of which was published in 2019.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Malaysia

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