There are also various chapters, in the end, that discuss the recycling of the plastics, as well as thermal treatment. Newly found technologies that have been adopted in plastic manufacturing to alleviate the environmental cost thereof, have also been discussed in the book.
This book is very relevant to the research, as it not only discusses the manufacturing of plastics, but also the problems caused to the environment by their use, as well as the methods in which they are recycled and manufactured, with a discussion of how to minimize the environmental cost.
Curlee, Randall T., Haber, Sujit, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Plastic Wastes: Management, Control, Recycling and Disposal (Pollution Technology Review). Norwich, NY: William Andrew, 1992. Print.
The main subject of this book is the plastic wastes that are most common in the Municipal Solid Waste (MSW). This book also discusses the industrial plastic wastes. What makes this book stand apart from the rest is the fact that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) also took part in it actively and is credited amongst the authors. The authors not only discuss the usual topics of the wastes produced, their amount and the environmental effects or costs of such wastes and their recycling, but also takes such factors into account as the cost of the recycling the technology needed for recycling and, what is even more interesting, it touches upon the factor of energy in this regard; how much energy is needed to recycle and how much energy is utilized and if it is efficient to recycle in the present scenario.
This book is very relevant to the research as it discusses various relevant topics, not only is it directly linked with discussing the pollution that plastics caused, but it talks about the various recycling costs. The book can be utilized while researching for a cost effective recycling process as well as a guide for the present costs