Compendium of Technologies for Converting Waste Plastics into a Resource

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) (2009)

Economic growth and the change of consumption and production patterns are resulting in rapid increase in generation of waste plastics in the world. The world's annual consumption of plastic materials has increased from around 5 million tonnes in the 1950s to nearly 100 million tonnes nowadays. Waste plastics are one of the most promising resources for fuel production

however the effective conversion requires appropriate technologies to be selected according to local economic, environmental, social and technical circumstances. This compendium is compiled to assist in the selection process. Technologies for conversion of plastics to solid, liquid and gaseous fuels are listed in it.