Addition Polymers:

  • Advantage -
    • cheap as crude oil is a raw material
  • Disadvantages - 
    • non-renewable resource (oil)
    • non-biodegradable (dispose via landfill)

Waste Polymers and Alternatives:

  • Waste polymer as a fuel -
    • combustion, burning a polymer for energy production
    • for Halogenated plastics, incinerators have to be filled with scrubbers to remove toxic gases e.g. HCl
  • Feedstock recycling - 
    • used as…


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