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Review on recovery and recycling of post consumer waste

Author Affiliations

  • 1Applied Chemistry Department, SATI, Vidisha, MP, India
  • 2Dept. of Management and Humanities, SATI, Vidisha, MP, India

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 8, Issue (7), Pages 23-26, July,18 (2018)


Over the last few decades, increasing amount of waste generated is an outcome of rapid population growth, unplanned urbanization, production pattern and higher consumption rate. This paper is a review study on how post consumer waste recycling can provide an opportunity to reduce and recover waste, that it can be converted into useful resources. In most of the situation, post consumer waste recycling could also be economically viable, as it generate resources which are in high demand. In India there is a long way to go in the current field due to the less interest of researchers in recycling techniques. The purpose of review study is to discuss mainly recycling, advantages and challenges in five types of post consumer waste products namely, plastics, foot-wears, textiles, wooden and electronic waste. As we know about conventional End of life (EoL) options of these products, these are: landfills and incineration but government as well as most of the industries are adopting 3R's policy of "Recycle, Reduce and Reuse" for the protection of environment.


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