Packaging recycling and using of recycled raw materials in the production of packages, with an emphasis on hazardous chemical substances

  • Ieva Kazulytė Kaunas University of Technology
Keywords: packaging, recycling, hazardous chemical substances, recycled raw materials in packaging production


Permanent growth of packaging waste has a negative environmental effect. Moreover, various chemical substances are one of the resources used for packaging production so it can affect people health in various ways. For these reasons legislation is tightening up, waste management objectives are increasing, packaging recycling is encouraged and so on.

This paper presents implementation of the recycling process for packaging streams in relation to the chemicals they contain. Consider the problems, which is encountered in the recycling of packaging, while special attention is given to packaging recycled raw materials.


Author Biography

Ieva Kazulytė, Kaunas University of Technology