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Occupational health impact of plastic recycling

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posted on 12.02.2018, 15:11 by Esha Shah
The present paper is based on the preliminary observations on the plastic reprocessing industry in Bangalore, a Southern Indian city. Bangalore has approximately 300 plastic reprocessing units. Each unit employs on an average 5 people. An average recycling capacity of a reprocessing unit is a quarter ton a day. This amounts to 75 tons of plastic waste reprocessed in a day. Nearly, 60 per cent of the waste reprocessed in a day is directly procured from plastic processing and manufacturing industries and other institutions and rest, roughly 27 to 30 tons per day, is post consumer plastic waste.

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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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  • Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)

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WEDC Conference

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SHAH, E., 1997. Occupational health impact of plastic recycling. IN: Pickford, J. et al. (eds). Water and sanitation for all - Partnerships and innovations: Proceedings of the 23rd WEDC International Conference, Durban, South Africa, 1-5 September 1997, pp.204-207.

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1997

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This is a conference paper.

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WEDC_ID:9746

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