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Plastics and the environment

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Published by Rapra Technology in Shrewsbury .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Also numbered vol. 7(3).

StatementI. Boustead.
SeriesRapra review reports -- 75
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21717267M
ISBN 10185957016X

friendly processing. World plastics production and consumption is increasing every year and so is a growing concern about its impact on the environment. Vast majority of the plastics today are originated from petroleum based hydrocarbons and therefore made from non renewable resources. Even though less than 5% of the petroleum is used in plastics.


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