Strategies for the Recovery and Recycling of Plastic Solid Waste (PSW): A Focus on Plastic Manufacturing Companies

Bupe Getrude Mwanza, Charles Mbohwa, Arnesh Telukdarie

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Abstract

Attributes possessed by plastic materials have contributed sustainably to the development of the plastic industry. However, despite these positive aspects of plastics, plastic industries have continued to face a number of challenges into the recovery and recycling of plastic for waste reduction and resource utilization. The study assessed the strategies that would positively influence plastic manufacturing and recycling companies to recover and recycle plastic solid wastes. A total of 15 plastic manufacturing and recycling companies were investigated in Zambia and the results showed favourable responses towards the recovery and recycling of PSW. The results have an economic, social and environmental impact for the plastic manufacturing and recycling companies as well as for the relevant decision makers in the waste management sector.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)686-693
Number of pages8
JournalProcedia Manufacturing
Volume21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event15th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing, GCSM 2017 - Haifa, Israel
Duration: 25 Sept 201727 Sept 2017

Keywords

  • manufacturing
  • plastic solid waste
  • recovery
  • recycling
  • strategies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence

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