ERIC Number: ED092349
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of Packaging in Solid Waste Management 1966 to 1976.
Darnay, Arsen; Franklin, William E.
The goals of waste processors and packagers obviously differ: the packaging industry seeks durable container material that will be unimpaired by external factors. Until recently, no systematic analysis of the relationship between packaging and solid waste disposal had been undertaken. This three-part document defines these interactions, and the differences, with possible solutions, are explored. Part I discusses packaging materials, consumption data from 1959 to 1966, and the outlook for the period from 1966 to 1976. Part II, concerned with disposability, analyzes the collectability, the resistance to disposal and processing, and salvageability and re-use of packaging materials. Part III explores mechanisms to mitigate the problems that arise from this type of waste: how research, education, incentive programs, taxes, and regulations can reduce the quantity and reduce the processing difficulties of this disposed material, yet save the natural resources from which packages are made. (Author/JP)
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 ($2.25, paper cover)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Environmental Health Service (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Solid Waste Management.