Polyethylene bags - from cradle to grave

Rujnić-Sokele, Maja and Barić, Gordana (2013) Polyethylene bags - from cradle to grave. = Polyethylene bags - from cradle to grave. In: 5th International Scientific Conference: Management of Technology – Step to Sustainable Production, Novi Vinodolski, Hrvatska.

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Abstract

Polyethylene (PE) is one of the most widely used plastic materials, mainly for packaging purposes. One of the most common packaging made of polyethylene is single-use carrier or shopping bag. The polyethylene bag has been popular because of its extraordinary strength and its lightweight properties, and because of that is regarded as essential as a mean for carrying items across the world. The majority of plastic bags in circulation are high density polyethylene (HDPE) bags with handles, commonly used once only for a short period of time, such as to transport groceries from the shop to the home. In recent years, the single-use carrier polyethylene bags have become a very hot topic. Plastic bags are often dominating environmental headlines and a number of political initiatives have been taken, involving proposals to impose a levy or ban on plastic shopping bags in Europe. The paper will present the overview of polyethylene bag life cycle, from natural gas processing to its disposal.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Keywords (Croatian): polyethylene, plastic bags, environment, life cycle
Subjects: TECHNICAL SCIENCE > Mechanical Engineering
Divisions: 1200 Department of Technology > 1240 Chair of Polymer Processing
700 Department of Industrial Engineering > 720 Chair of Production Control
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2016 10:59
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2016 10:59
URI: http://repozitorij.fsb.hr/id/eprint/6076

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