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dc.contributor.authorHidalgo, José
dc.contributor.authorJervis, Freddy
dc.contributor.authorMoreira, César
dc.contributor.authorSoto, Manuel
dc.contributor.authorAmaya-Rivas, J. L.
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-25T16:23:44Z
dc.date.available2020-11-25T16:23:44Z
dc.date.issued2020-08-06
dc.identifier.citationJ. Hidalgo-Crespo, F.X. Jervis, C.M. Moreira, M. Soto, J.L. Amaya, Introduction of the circular economy to expanded polystyrene household waste: A case study from an Ecuadorian plastic manufacturer, Procedia CIRP. 90 (2020) 49–54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2020.01.089es_ES
dc.identifier.issn2212-8271
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2183/26781
dc.description.abstract[Abstract] Transition towards a more sustainable society is a complex task. The depletion of natural resources and waste generation cannot be sustained indefinitely, i.e. as waste increases, local landfills keep growing and land availability reduces. The introduction of circular economy in effective household solid waste management practices should be considered especially for third world countries, such as Ecuador. In this context, plastic recycling is an important step, particularly the case of expanded polystyrene containers that currently are single-use only and later end up in local landfills. This paper presents a methodology for recycling Expanded Polystyrene by means of a case study from an Ecuadorian Plastic Manufacturer. First, the manufacture of resin from post-consume EPS containers was demonstrated possible by the manufacturer. Second, results show that using 30% of post-consume resin in the mix produce satisfactory laboratory results and operational recycled containers.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors would like to thank Marco Roche, Eng.; Technical Manager of Plásticos del Litoral S.A. (PLASTLIT) for its involvement and compromise in this project. This paper is supported by the National Secretary of Superior Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (SENESCYT) – INEDITA program, project “Characterization of urban household waste in Guayaquil for the classification of plastic and organic waste and reuse in local industry”
dc.language.isoenges_ES
dc.publisherElsevieres_ES
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2020.01.089es_ES
dc.rightsAtribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 4.0 Internacionales_ES
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectRecyclinges_ES
dc.subjectExpanded polystyrenees_ES
dc.subjectPlastic manufacturinges_ES
dc.subjectCircular economyes_ES
dc.titleIntroduction of the Circular Economy to Expanded Polystyrene Household Waste: A Case Study From an Ecuadorian Plastic Manufactureres_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_ES
dc.rights.accessinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccesses_ES
UDC.journalTitleProcedia CIRPes_ES
UDC.volume90es_ES
UDC.startPage49es_ES
UDC.endPage54es_ES


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