Appropedia needs your support - Please Donate Today

Life cycle analysis of distributed polymer recycling

From Appropedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Sunhusky.png By Michigan Tech's Open Sustainability Technology Lab.

Wanted: Students to make a distributed future with solar-powered open-source 3-D printing.
Contact Dr. Joshua Pearce or Apply here

MOST: Projects and Publications, Methods, Lit. reviews, People, Sponsors
Twitter updates @ProfPearce

OSL.jpg

This project is supported by the following literature review: Life cycle analysis of polymer recycling literature review


Table of resin codes [1][edit]

Recycling number Image Unicode Alternate image Symbol Abbreviation Polymer name Uses
1 U+2673 1-PETE PETE or PET Polyethylene terephthalate Polyester fibres, thermoformed sheet, strapping, and soft drink bottles

(See also: Recycling of PET bottles)

2 U+2674 HDPE High-density polyethylene Bottles, grocery bags, milk jugs, recycling bins, agricultural pipe, base cups, car stops, playground equipment, and plastic lumber
3 U+2675 PVC PVC or V Polyvinyl chloride Pipe, fencing, shower curtains, lawn chairs and non-food bottles
4 U+2676 LDPE Low density polyethylene Plastic bags, 6 pack rings, various containers, dispensing bottles, wash bottles, tubing, and various molded laboratory equipment
5 U+2677 PP Polypropylene Auto parts, industrial fibers, food containers, and dishware
6 U+2678 PS Polystyrene Desk accessories, cafeteria trays, plastic utensils, toys, video cassettes and cases, clamshell containers, packaging peanuts, and insulation board and other expanded polystyrene products (e.g., Styrofoam)
7 U+2679 OTHER or O Other plastics, including acrylic, fiberglass, nylon, polycarbonate, and polylactic acid, and multilayer combinations of different plastics Bottles, plastic lumber applications, Headlight lenses, and safety shields/glasses.
9 or ABS ABS Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene High-impact and chemical-resistant extruded or molded objects

Useful links[edit]

http://www.nrel.gov/lci/related_links.html

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. "Plastic Packaging Resins". American Chemistry Council. http://www.americanchemistry.com/s_plastics/bin.asp?CID=1102&DID=4645&DOC=FILE.PDF. Retrieved 2011-08-22.