Sorting protocol for packaging wastes

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This sorting protocol describes a method to analyse post-consumer packaging waste samples in a relatively large detail. This detailed description of these lightweight packaging (LWP) wastes is required to provide compositional data which is required input data in material flow analysis. The protocol starts with describing the general requirements needed to study LWP in detail. Subsequently the method is described. This methodology is relative complex and laborious for LWP that contains plastic packages and is composed of three steps: sorting to main material by visual recognition, sorting into main polymer type with NIR and finally sorting into packaging type
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen Food & Biobased Research
Number of pages26
Publication statusPublished - May 2018

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NameWageningen Food & Biobased Research report

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    Thoden van Velzen, E. U., Brouwer, M. T., & Huremovic, D. (2018). Sorting protocol for packaging wastes. (Wageningen Food & Biobased Research report; No. 1826). Wageningen Food & Biobased Research.