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Bioplastics Sorting Project

Future 500, The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)


A report sponsored by CalRecycle that provides the technical findings of the Future 500 Bioplastics Sorting Project on the research and analysis of discarded plastics sent to landfills in California, and the development of an optical sorting system to test removal of bioplastics from waste streams.

About the Author
California's Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) brings together the state's recycling and waste management programs and continues a tradition of environmental stewardship. CalRecycle's vision is to inspire and challenge Californians to achieve the highest waste reduction, recycling and reuse goals in the nation.

Categories: Analysis & Field Research
Format: PDF
Last Updated: 7/1/2013

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