Authors:
Victor Vladimirov, Ioan Bica
Conference: International Symposium “The Environment and the Industry”
Date: September 28-29, 2017
Location: Bucharest, Romania
Published: 2017
Keywords:
GRP
LCA
Mechanical recycling

Abstract:

When it comes to reutilization of glass reinforced plastic composites (GRP), mechanical recycling is one of the most widely used methods. This research brings further insight to environmental assessment of mechanical recycling by comparatively analyzing three types of products (concrete block, plastic foil and ceramic sink) from an LCA perspective. Thus, a deeper relationship between theoretical LCA modelling, factual production and market potential can be established. Results show that reutilizing GRP recyclate as replacement for petroleum-based products delivers most environmental benefits.

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