The International Scrap and Recycling Industry Handbook

The International Scrap and Recycling Industry Handbook

1st Edition - June 22, 2001

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  • Editor: Vincent Rich

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A definitive reference source to the scrap and recycling industry worldwide. It covers the major recyclable materials, from metals to plastics, paper and pulp, rubber and glass.For each material SRH provides an analysis of its physical characteristics, a description of its properties, products and end uses and information on production processes and technologies. In-depth coverage of the structure and operation of its scrap recovery and recycling sector is also included.Each material is treated in a consistent style so that the right information is quickly found and comparisons across the various materials are easy to make.SRH provides a comprehensive overview of the international scrap and recycling business at the turn of the millennium. Its clearly presented information, analysis and statistics bring the industry into sharp focus.Read SRH and find out about: How the recycling industry is developing; The economics of recycling and recovery; How markets are made and what drives them; The role of recycled materials; How regulation and legislation are affecting the future of the industry; The impact of environmental policies on the recycling industrySRH is essential reading for: Recovery and recycling industry executives; Professionals whose businesses participate in, supply or buy from, any part of the scrap and recycling industry; The finance community with investment interests in the metals or raw materials industries; Professionals concerned with the environmental impact of recycling and its regulation and legislation; Government policy makers, agencies and all those needing an introduction to the industry or a training resource for new entrants


All those involved in the complexities of this industry

Table of Contents

  • Part 1 Ferrous and non-ferrous metals: Aluminium; Copper; Lead; Iron and steel. Part 2 Precious metals: Gold; Silver; Platinum group metals. Part 3 Other materials: Plastics; Rubber; Pulp and paper. Glass. Part 4 The regulatory framework: The European Union.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 314
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2001
  • Published: June 22, 2001
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

About the Editor

Vincent Rich

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University of Westminster, UK

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