Polymer recycling and degradation
Albertsson, Ann-Christine Department of Fibre and Polymer Technology, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
- Resource and waste management
- Long-term properties
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Polymers are used in numerous applications because of their low weight, high adaptability, and ease of processing. The use of low-weight plastics as packaging material and as a replacement for metal parts in cars reduces transportation costs and environmental impact by lowering fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse-gas emissions.
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