Material value conservation: Development of design criteria for rigid plastic packaging

Djoko Sihono Gabriel, M. Habiburrahman, Palito J. Endthen

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Abstract

Inappropriate plastic packaging design with excessive use of color and printing ink affected to the high cost of sorting, separation and cleaning, and low acceptance level of plastic waste for secondary recycling. This research proposed design for material value conservation which elaborated with a set of design criteria for rigid plastic packaging production as key solution in avoiding value degradation of the plastic waste. The existing design criteria of products have various approach which affected on how to manage abundant plastic waste with no or very low value of materials that has been generated by daily consumption of plastic packaging. Otherwise, the proposed design criteria conserve the material value systematically which make the post use materials of plastic packaging more financially feasible as raw materials in plastic recycling industry. Widespread implementation of the new design criteria in industry will generate broader impact and more benefits in economic, social and environment, especially for countries or regions with high density of people and high consumption rate of conserved products.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Engineering and Nanotechnology
EditorsKazuo Umemura
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages110-115
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783035713787
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event3rd International Conference on Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology, ICMEN 2018 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 19 Jul 201821 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
Volume936 MSF
ISSN (Print)0255-5476

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology, ICMEN 2018
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period19/07/1821/07/18

Keywords

  • Benefits in sustainability
  • Design criteria
  • Material value conservation
  • Plastic packaging
  • Secondary recycling

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