Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate Waste for Different Application Solutions

  • Virginija Jankauskaite

Abstract

For the last 150 years plastics have contributed to the development and progress of society. There is no activity where plastics do not play a key role (from clothing to shelter, from transportation to communication, from entertainment to health care). Plastics, because of its attractive properties, such as lightweight, high strength and ease of processing meet a large share of the materials. There are six main plastics which arise in municipal solid waste – high density polyethylene, low density polyethylene, polyethylene terephthalate, polystyrene, polypropylene and polyvinyl chloride.

Published
2016-05-23
Section
Editorial