plastic bottle Articles

  • The social impact of liberalisation of plastic bottles in Malta

    This paper analyses the social impact of liberalisation of plastic bottles in Malta, wherein the system of returnable glass bottles has effectively been replaced by a system of disposable plastic bottles. The paper applies concepts such as Ulrich Beck's (1992) 'risk society', and Michael Cahill's (1994) 'consumer society' to the issue under research. A quantitative survey administered in two ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Plastic bottle sorting/processing at Hemswell in Lincolnshire, UK

    AWS Eco Plastics Limited is a specialist reprocessing company serving customers in the UK and Ireland. In 2006, reacting to sutained growth, AWS opened the UK's largest and most technically advanced plastic bottle sorting/processing plant, located at Hemswell in Lincolnshire. TITECHnolgy was the basis for most of the automated sorting equipment used at the Hemswell site. An expansion took place ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • Environmental impact of refillable vs. non–refillable plastic beverage bottles in Norway

    This research compares the environmental impact, in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, of using refillable polyethylene terephthalate (REF–PET) and non–refillable polyethylene terephthalate (NR–PET) bottles in the Norwegian soft drink and carbonated water market. A Microsoft Excel spread sheet was developed in close cooperation with Coca–Cola, Mack, Telemark Springwater, and three of the main ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • CO2 impacts of transporting UK’s recovered paper and plastic bottles to China

    Exports of recovered materials for recycling overseas have grown at a rapid pace over the past decade. In 2007, 4.7 million tonnes of recovered paper and half a million tonnes of recovered plastics were exported. The principal destination for these exports was China. The environmental benefits of domestic recycling are well understood. However, one question often asked in respect of exports is ...

  • Promotional Aluminum Water Bottles

    May 11, 2010 – California, United States:  Promo Direct, the leading distributor of promotional products introduces lightweight Promotional Aluminum Water Bottles, exclusively for your spring promotions. Promo Direct offers a wide array of promotional items ...


  • Energy implications of bottled water

    As bottled water use continues to expand around the world, there is growing interest in the environmental, economical, and social implications of that use, including concerns about waste generation, proper use of groundwater, hydrologic effects on local surface and groundwater, economic costs, and more. A key concern is how much energy is required to produce and use bottled water. This paper ...


    By Pacific Institute

  • high speed bottle crate molding technology

    Plastic bottle crate is a crate must have columns for the bottles, and due to different size of bottles, the columns has a different size. have many different key pionts for checking the quality of bottle crate. offer pepsi crate 12bottles plastic bottle crate moulds making, if ...


    By Focare Mould Co.,Ltd.

  • Glass Bottles – the elephant in the room for sustainable wine

    Originally Published at - http://ecoopportunity.net/ Over the past couple of weeks (whilst I have been avoiding writing the next in the sustainability and wine series for these pages) there have been some interesting goings-on in the space of sustainability and wine.  One of my hobby-horses, or it would probably be better described as a hobby-sheep given the amount I bleat on about it, ...


    By Aura Sustainability

  • Bottled versus tap water fact sheet

    Where does bottled water come from? Those beautiful mountain illustrations on water bottles are often very far from the true source of the water inside. Bottled water sources can be hard to track down, as bottled water manufacturers are not required to disclose where the water comes from or for that matter, what’s in their water. In fact, the best indicator of what kind of water ...


    By Kinetico International

  • Field comparison of solar water disinfection (SODIS) efficacy between glass and polyethylene terephalate (PET) plastic bottles under sub-Saharan weather conditions

    Concerns about photodegradation products leaching from plastic bottle material into water during solar water disinfection (SODIS) are a major psychological barrier to increased uptake of SODIS. In this study, a comparison of SODIS efficacy using glass and plastic polyethylene terephalate (PET) bottles was carried out under strong real sunlight and overcast weather conditions at Makerere ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Plastic Recycling Facts

    Plastic recycling is the process of recovering scrap or waste plastics and reprocessing the material into useful productsAccording to the Beverage Marketing Corp, the average American consumed 1.6 gallons of bottled water in 1976. In 2006, that number jumped to 28.3 gallons. Below list some ...


    By Harden Industries Ltd.

  • FLOTTWEG SORTICANTER® for Plastic recycling

    How many times each day do you use something made out of plastic? From a toothbrush to a soda pop bottle, from a grocery bag to a garden hose, plastics are part of our daily life. Needless to mention the huge amount of waste plastics generated in the industry. You probably know that plastics are made from petroleum, a non-renewable resource. When plastics are thrown away, they become part of the ...


    By Flottweg SE

  • The search for sustainable plastics

    As petroleum-based polymers foul our oceans and litter our lives, researchers seek more environmentally friendly ways to meet demand for durable, versatile materials. The fate of the world’s oceans may rest inside a stainless steel tank not quite the size of a small beer keg. Inside, genetically modified bacteria turn corn syrup into a churning mass of polymers that can be ...


    By Ensia

  • Plastic Products – Designed for Recycling?

    When it comes to the UK’s approach to plastics recycling, local authorities, waste management firms and members of the public often come under fire. But to what extent would greater product design considerations enable further progress to be made, considers Chris Oldfield? A recent study conducted by recycling association Recoup¹, found that plastic is the material consumers are most ...


    By UNTHA UK LTD

  • Plastics Separation In Compost

    Operators say their number one contamination problem is plastic small, large and in-between - in the compost feedstock and thus in the end product. New study and equipment offer some excellent solutions. An air separation unit from Hawker Corp. is attached to the outfeed conveyor of a screen. Plastic is collected in a tube sock (inset) attached to the fan assembly. PRESSURE in Europe to increase ...

  • Plastic Recycling Process

    Plastic recycling is the process of recovering scrap or waste plastics and reprocessing the material into useful products, sometimes completely different in form from their ...


    By Harden Industries Ltd.

  • Plastics Separation in Compost

    Untitled Document Operators say their number one contamination problem is plastic - small, large and in-between - in the compost ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Does sunlight change the material and content of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles?

    A simple water treatment process called SODIS (solar water disinfection) consists of filling polluted water in PET bottles that are exposed to sunlight for 5–6 hours. However, sunlight does not only destroy disease-causing microorganisms found in the water but also transforms the plastic material into photoproducts. Laboratory and field tests revealed that these photoproducts are generated at the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Does sunlight change the material and content of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles?

    ABSTRACTA simple water treatment process called SODIS (solar water disinfection) consists of filling polluted water in PET bottles that are exposed to sunlight for 5–6 hours. However, sunlight does not only destroy disease-causing microorganisms found in the water but also transforms the plastic material into photoproducts. Laboratory and field tests revealed that these photoproducts are ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Recovery of aluminium alloys and some valuable salts from Spent Bottle Covers

    This work provides a method to prepare standard Al-alloy(s) and some salts of market value from Spent Bottle Covers (SBCs). Aluminium covers were separated from others made of iron or plastic by magnetic and flotation techniques. The aluminium covers were melted under flux. Metals went into the slag were leached using hydrochloric acid. Results obtained revealed that the removed paint decomposed ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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