Post-consumer packaging recycling

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Project leader: Dr Ulphard Thoden van Velzen
Time frame: 2009 – 2014
Project code: SD001
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The recycling network for post-consumer plastic packaging waste (PPW) is relatively new in the Netherlands. This project’s goal is a scientific understanding of PPW processing chains and their evaluation in terms of environmental benefits and overall costs. Post-consumer packaging recycling delivered research results that help stakeholders in the recycling industry to develop more cost-efficient and environmentally-friendly processes.

The final year for this project was dedicated to finalising its PhD-student publications: Ms Bing (Wageningen University – ORL) and Mr Luijsterburg (TU Eindhoven) obtained their doctorate degrees, on 30 September 2014 and 12 January 2015 respectively. The logistical research has yielded six submitted papers of which, to date, four have been accepted. Plastic technology research has yielded five submitted papers of which, to date, two have been accepted.


Recent publications

Scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals 2015 Global reverse supply chain redesign for household plastic waste under the emission trading scheme View summary
Dissertations 2014 Sustainable reverse logistics for household plastic waste View summary
Dissertations 2015 Mechanical recycling of plastic packaging waste View summary
Scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals 2014 Solid-state drawing of β-nucleated poly(propylene): Effect of additives on drawability and mechanical properties View summary