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Good Practices Guide on Waste Plastics Recycling: A guide by and for Local and Regional Authorities


Posted on 22 septembre 2010 by Anonymous

The guide seeks to bring together information from many sources to help L/RAs identify the practical issues associated with collecting and processing waste plastics, while identifying the approaches needed to manage and exploit these wastes in ways which best suit their individual characteristics.
This report does not aspire to be a strategic guide to the development of a waste plastics management policy as this is dependant on a number of local factors, including:

  • waste availability (quality and quantity)
  • enthusiasm of the authorities
  • awareness and participation of the citizens
  • facilities available for sorting and recycling, and the availability of markets for recycledproducts
  • legal obligations

Public authorities have adopted many approaches to collect and treat plastics waste and it would be pointless – perhaps even undesirable - to attempt to develop a universal strategy for all L/RAs. The objective of this Guide is to offer L/RAs an insight into the socio-political, environmental, economic and technical aspects of waste plastics management, with reference to practical examples and case studies.

The guide is available on line and for free. For a Spanish version please follow www8.madrid.org/gema/fmm/reciclaje.pdf.