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Plastics and the Environment

by Anthony L. Andrady

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Published by Wiley-Interscience .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages792
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7611946M
ISBN 100471095206
ISBN 109780471095200

The book is an appealing non-fiction book that encourages children to develop an interest in helping to stop plastics being used and damaging our oceans and wildlife. Each section has a clear title, key information, accompanying photographs and diagrams, labels and key facts. The Plastics Design Library series (PDL) is a collection of data books, reference works and practical guides covering plastics engineering, applications, processing, manufacturing, material selection, product design, recycling and waste, and innovative series is aimed at a wide range of engineers, R&D, and other professionals working primarily in the plastics industry, and.

  Our plastic footprint: reuse to take the pressure off recycling Recycling should be the last option, says Lucy Siegle. Instead we should record, reduce, replace, refuse, refill, rethink – and reuse.   Book review: Plastics for Environment & Sustainable Development. For those concerned about the 'plastic age' in which we live, this 'eco-assessment study' is a must read. But do not go by the report's name, for its purpose seems to be to give a befitting reply to all campaigners who keep crying that plastics are bad.

Plastics are an important material in our economy, and modern daily life is unthinkable without them. At the same time however, they can have serious downsides on the environment and health. Action on plastics was identified as a priority in the Circular Economy Action Plan, to help European businesses and consumers to use resources in a more. To my mind, Plastic Ocean represents a new genre of books about pollution, health and the environment written by the second and third generations of the Plastics and Chemical Age — or, put differently, by the children and grandchildren of those employed by major 20th-century industries.


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Plastics and the Environment by Anthony L. Andrady Download PDF EPUB FB2

The first of the book’s four sections represents a basic introduction to the key subject matter of plastics and the environment; the second explores several pertinent applications of plastics with environmental implications–packaging, paints and coatings, textiles, and agricultural film : $ The first of the book’s four sections represents a basic introduction to the key subject matter of plastics and the environment; the second explores several pertinent applications of plastics with environmental implications–packaging, paints and coatings, textiles, and agricultural film use.

Plastics in the Environment is a collection of reviewed and relevant research chapters, offering a comprehensive overview of recent developments in the field of plastic pollution and how it is affecting the environment.

The book comprises single chapters authored by various researchers and edited by an expert active in the research : Alessio Gomiero. FINALLY – the Truth about Plastics & the Environment. By Dr. Chris DeArmitt FRSC World-class plastic materials scientist.

Myth Busting. This book ruthlessly exposes those lies by presenting the facts collected from over peer-reviewed articles.

The Ugly: Persistence of Plastics in the Environment. Although the spectrum and extent of health effects stemming from the pervasive and ubiquitous human exposure to plastics constituents are as of yet uncertain, the issue of plastic waste has been obvious and problematic for some time and demands action (Figure 1).When mass production of plastics began in the s, it quickly permeated Cited by: This book presents an introduction to the uses of plastics and an overview of how they interact with the environment.

It is a valuable resource for students studying environmental science as well as researchers working in the plastics industry, and policy makers and regulators concerned with waste disposal and environmental planning and.

Andrady edited Plastics and the Environment (Wiley, ) and authored Science and Technology of Polymer Nanofibers (Wiley, ).

About the Author Anthony L. Andrady, PhD, is an Adjunct Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the North Carolina State University.5/5(1). Plastics offer a variety of environmental benefits. However, their production, applications, and disposal present many environmental concerns.

Plastics and the Environment provides state-of-the-art technical and research information on the complex relationship between the plastic and polymer industry and the environment, focusing on the sustainability, environmental impact, and cost—benefit.

Plastics offer a variety of environmental benefits. However, their production, applications, and disposal present many environmental concerns. Plastics and the Environment provides state-of-the-art technical and research information on the complex relationship between the plastic and polymer industry and the environment, focusing on the 5/5(4).

“Plastics and environmental sustainability is a fine book, packed with informative data and well worth reading Overall, I enjoyed this book a great deal.” (Chemistry in Australia, 1 December ). The plastics industry is under increasing pressure, not only from the government and environmental groups, but also from consumers, to improve the environmental impact of their products.

This book presents an introduction to the uses of plastics and an. Plastics have been with us for more than a century, and by now they’re everywhere, for good and for ill.

Plastic containers and coatings help keep food fresh, but they can also leave behind neurotoxins such as BPA in the human body. PVC is used for everything from pipes and flooring to furniture and clothes, but it contains compounds called phthalates that have been implicated in male.

Survey’s the issues typically raised in discussions of sustainability and plastics Discusses current issues not covered in detail previously such as ocean litter, migration of additives into food products and the recovery of plastics Covers post-consumer fate of plastics on land and in the oceans, highlighting the environmental impacts of disposal methods Details toxicity of plastics Author: Anthony L.

Andrady. “The study results support the conclusion that any decision to ban traditional polyethylene plastic grocery bags in favor of bags made from alternative materials (compostable plastic or recycled paper) will be counterproductive and result in a significant increase in environmental impacts across a number of categories from global warming effects to the use of precious potable water resources.”.

In this book, Ebbesmeyer tells the story of his lifelong quest to solve the sea's mysteries. He recounts how flotsam has changed the course of history.

He reveals the rhythmic and harmonic order in the vast oceanic currents and uncovers the astonishing story of flotsam, altering the world's view of trash, the ocean, and our global environment. Microplastic Pollutants introduces the reader to the growing problem of microplastic pollution in the aquatic environment and is the first ever book dedicated exclusively to the subject of microplastics.

Importantly, this timely full-colour illustrated multidisciplinary book highlights the very recent realization that microplastics may.

Management of Marine Plastic Debris gives a thorough and detailed presentation of the global problem of marine plastics debris, covering every aspect of its management from tracking, collecting, treating and commercial exploitation for handing this anthropogenic waste.

The book is a unique, essential source of information on current and future technologies aimed at reducing the impact of. But my new book, Turning the Tide on Plastic (Trapeze books), published 26 Julyfollows my own attempts to follow plastic pollution over the last decade.

It also charts the type of Great Awakening that followed the broadcast of an episode of Blue Planet II in the winter of that showed a whale ingesting what looked to be a plastic bucket. Plastics have transformed everyday life; usage is increasing and annual production is likely to exceed million tonnes by In this concluding paper to the Theme Issue on Plastics, the Environment and Human Health, we synthesize current understanding of the benefits and concerns surrounding the use of plastics and look to future priorities, challenges and by: Get this from a library.

Plastics and the environment. [Frances Gardiner; Eleanor Garmson;] -- Annotation This multi-authored book - from some of the leading researchers and practitioners on this topic - is a distinctive look at how to maximize profitability through environmental compliance.

This book is a collection of reviewed and relevant research chapters concerning developments within the plastics in the environment field of study.

The book includes scholarly contributions by.Get this from a library! Plastics and the environment. [Kathryn Whyman; Louise Nevett; Simon Bishop] -- Looks at how plastics are made, and the importance of recycling and reusing plastics.

Plastics are everywhere. We have thousands of uses for plastics. Cars, computers, clothes, toys, and packaging.Plastics offer a variety of environmental benefits. However, their production, applications, and disposal present many environmental concerns.

Plastics and the Environment provides state-of-the-art technical and research information on the complex relationship between the plastic and polymer industry and the environment, focusing on the sustainability, environmental impact, and cost—benefit Author: Anthony L.

Andrady.