Title: Plastics waste management and its sustainable approaches – an overview

Authors: Soubhagya Keshari Chand; Sasmita Chand

Addresses: Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering and Technology (CIPET), Bhubaneswar, Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers, Government of India, Odisha 751024, India ' Centre of Sustainable Built Environment, Manipal School of Architecture and Planning, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal-576104, Karnataka, India

Abstract: Plastics waste is one of the major environmental concerns in India now due to huge consumption and arbitrary disposal. The inappropriate management of plastics waste causes various hazards to public health as well as the environment and the ecosystem. Different studies reveal that plastics are disposed by open dump in a haphazard or unscientific mode, creating problems to environment directly or indirectly because of non-degradation and non-decomposition. This study provide a comprehensive review of plastics waste reprocess, applications and significance, evaluation of the current status and identification of major concerns of plastics dumping in different cities and towns. Assortments of adopted reprocess technologies for plastics are critically reviewed, along with their advantages and disadvantages. The manuscript is concluded with some fruitful suggestions that future work should focus on improving the reprocess techniques, which may be useful to encourage the researchers to predict the prevailing plastics waste conditions and better optimisation.

Keywords: plastics waste; environmental concerns; applications; plastic reuse and recycling; waste management; sustainable approaches.

DOI: 10.1504/IJETM.2022.126567

International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management, 2022 Vol.25 No.6, pp.501 - 518

Received: 04 Nov 2021
Accepted: 29 Mar 2022

Published online: 28 Oct 2022 *

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