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Practices of Economization: Recycling Plastic Bottles in Hanoi

Gay Hawkins, Emily Potter, and Kane Race

in Plastic Water: The Social and Material Life of Bottled Water

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029414
eISBN:
9780262329521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029414.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter investigates the shadow realities or externalities of bottled water markets: growing amounts of plastic waste. It focuses on the ways in which plastic bottles are far from disposable. As ... More


Innovation in the Plastic Industry 3: Upcycle of Plastic Waste: Natural Fiber Plastic Composites

Mokhtar Kamel and Salah M. El-Haggar

in Sustainability and Innovation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774166471
eISBN:
9781617976803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166471.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

During the last decade, natural fiber plastic composites (NFPCs) have been increasingly used as substitutes for natural wood in North America, Europe, and China. They have also become an important ... More


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