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Packaging and the environment : alternatives, trends, and solutions
Selke, Susan E. M.
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Publication Information:
Lancaster, Pa., U.S.A. : Technomic Pub. Co., [1990]

Physical Description:
xi, 179 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Central Library TD195.P26 S45 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Evaluates the environmental impact of packaging production and disposal by examining (in nontechnical language) packaging functions, resource utilization, pollution, postconsumer waste disposal alternatives, legislative trends (US), and packaging design for waste reduction and recycling. Acidic paper. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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A review of the issues generated by packaging, this clearly written, well-constructed descriptive discussion encourages producers of packaging to be more responsive to the problems this industry generates. Selke's book is a succinct, well-outlined, and scientifically grounded review of the contribution of packaging to various environmental problems. She urges the industry to communicate more effectively in order to work through possible solutions to the solid waste problems packaging creates. Discussion covers the role of packaging in society; its effects on air, water, and land pollution; resource recovery and incineration; and existing and potential regulatory actions. Selke calls on the packaging industry to participate in using recycled material and to become proactive in addressing the problems faced by solid waste management specialists. End-of-chapter bibliographies offer access to many useful but specialized reports and print resources. A unique contribution to academic libraries. -M. Evans, SUNY Empire State College

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