A Review on Current Practices of Plastics Waste Management and Future Prospects

Authors

  • Netra Lal Bhandari Department of Chemistry, Tri-Chandra Multiple Campus, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu
  • Sulakshana Bhattarai Department of Chemistry, Tri-Chandra Multiple Campus, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu
  • Ganesh Bhandari Department of Chemistry, Tri-Chandra Multiple Campus, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu
  • Sumita Subedi Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Inha University, Incheon
  • Kedar Nath Dhakal Central Department of Chemistry, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jist.v26i1.37837

Keywords:

Plastic wastes, environmental concern, recycling, conversion, degradable materials

Abstract

Inefficient solid waste management of plastics and polymeric materials is one of the global challenges leading to environmental deterioration. This challenge has brought alarming concern to minimize volume of such wastes released into the environment. The concern proposes a solution to the existing problems to some extent by reuse, recycling, and efficient conversion of waste materials into alternative application. Chemical and thermo-mechanical conversion of plastic wastes into energy and their biodegradation were taken into account. Consequently, some newly employed recycling and conversion techniques of plastic wastes, and possible future alternatives with recommendations are reviewed in this article

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Published

2021-06-17

How to Cite

Bhandari, N. L., Bhattarai, S., Bhandari, G., Subedi, S., & Dhakal, K. N. (2021). A Review on Current Practices of Plastics Waste Management and Future Prospects. Journal of Institute of Science and Technology, 26(1), 107–118. https://doi.org/10.3126/jist.v26i1.37837

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Review Article