Special Issue "Polymer Recycling"
A special issue of Recycling (ISSN 2313-4321).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 March 2021).
Interests: polymer recycling; recyclability; plastics in packaging; WEEE, ELV; plastic composite; fiber-reinforced plastics; recycling technologies; circular economy of plastics; hazardous compounds, POPs, SVHCs
As outlined in the EU Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy, recycling of polymers is an important but highly challenging issue, especially when it comes to post-consumer waste. In consequence, polymer recycling is a growing field of research and development covering concepts, technologies, and case studies in a wide field of branches.
Amongst others, Polymer Recycling addresses issues including:
- Recovery of polymers from waste packaging, WEEE, ELV, building and construction, and post-industrial plastics and plastic composites;
- Collection concepts and sorting technologies;
- New pre-treatment and recycling technologies;
- Recycling of mixed and multilayered plastics, e.g., from EoL packaging
- Recycling of plastic composites including fiber-reinforced polymers, e.g., from automotive and building and construction sectors;
- Dilemma of circular economy and safe disposal of legacy additives;
- Odors and contaminants in recycled polymers;
- Re-compounding and upgrading of recycled polymers;
- Evaluation of environmental and economic performance of polymer recycling;
- Process and equipment design for polymer recycling processes and its scale-up;
- Design for and from recycling;
- Application of recycled polymers in high-level products.
This Special Issue aims to highlight, through original research, review articles and case studies, an updated state-of-the-art of polymer recycling in a series of branches. This issue will report on innovative and disruptive recycling approaches that contribute a) to the general idea of plastics’ circularity and b) to a more sustainable plastic production that implements recycled polymers and reduces the CO2 footprint.
Dr. Martin Schlummer
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Recycling is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Polymers, commodities, and engineering polymers
- Recycling technologies
- Sorting technologies
- Case studies