Recycling and Re-use of Waste Plastic
The course content covers:
Background and history of plastics recycling
Market and regulations - description of the market and statistics for different plastic products and the potential economic benefits
of re-using waste plastic.
The circular economy - the efforts being made to reduce and manage plastic waste and improve the recyclability and sustainability
of the material.
Size reduction and separation technologies - overview of the current technologies used to separate and sort mixed plastic waste.
Decontamination technologies - introduction to the variety of physical and chemical processes used to remove fibrous, metallic and other
contaminants from waste plastics streams.
Food grade recycled plastics - the “Superclean” recycling processes used to produce food grade recycled plastics and the regulations and
testing protocols that apply to these materials.
Compounding and processing of recycled plastics - the additives that are used to assist the processing of waste plastics and enhance the properties and in-service stability of the recycled products
Other recycling methods - the range of other methods and techniques that can be used to recycle waste plastic, including pyrolysis,
incineration and depolymerisation.
Biodegradable and compostable plastics - introduction to biodegradable and compostable plastics and their role in the reduction of plastic waste and its impact on the environment.
Approved for Professional Development by IOM3