Materials recycling

  • P. White
  • M. Franke
  • P. Hindle


The reprocessing of recovered materials into recycled materials is outside the boundary of the waste management system that is modelled in this book. Recovered material that is reprocessed can, however, be used to replace virgin materials, and this may result in overall savings in energy consumption and emissions. In this chapter, the recycling processes used for each material are briefly described and their energy consumption and emissions quantified where possible. These are then compared with the energy consumption and emissions associated with the production of an equivalent amount of the virgin material, so that overall savings or additional costs can be calculated. This is presented as an option within the computer LCI model, so that the savings associated with the production of recovered material can be considered in the overall balance.


Hydrogen Fluoride Waste Management System Virgin Material Primary Energy Consumption Recycle Paper 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. White
    • 1
  • M. Franke
    • 2
  • P. Hindle
    • 3
  1. 1.Procter & Gamble Ltd.UK
  2. 2.Procter & Gamble GmbHGermany
  3. 3.Environmental Quality - EuropeN.V. Procter & GambleBelgium

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