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Samadi M T, Chavoshani A, Samiee F. Poly ethylene terephthalate polymer recycling from solid waste in Hamadan city. Pajouhan Sci J 2015; 14 (1) :49-56
URL: http://psj.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-162-en.html
1- Professor of Enviromental Health Engineering, Faculty of Health, Research Center for Health Sciences, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan. Iran
2- Ph.D. Student of Environmental Health Engineering, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
3- MSc of Environmental Health Engineering, Students Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan. Iran , samiee_fateme@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Poly ethylene terephthalate (PET) is one of the major plastic compounds which are used to make different productions such as fibers and food containers. Due to the stability of the plastic in the nature, as well as reuse ability of some plastic wastes, codification of an integrated program to collect and recycle these materials is necessary.

Methods: In this cross-sectional study, being done in four areas covered by Hamadan municipality, data was drawn from the range of journals, authentic internet sites, prepared questioners and direct interviews with solid waste manager and recycling organization director of Hamadan municipality. In order to estimate the amount of plastic waste, the total amount of wastes collected by public, private and itinerant sectors were evaluated. Then, the average rate of recycled PET was calculated per month.

Results: According to results, 17.6% of city waste matters in Hamadan was in form of solid wastes, which PET’s contribution was 0.99%. By recycling process, also, it is possible to save 3160000 MJ energy and 56100$ from 51 tonnes of plastic waste.

Conclusion: The result of this study showed that household recycling approach is more effective than other waste collecting management methods. In line with this, training people can play an essential role in learning recycling approaches.

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Type of Study: Research Article | Subject: Health Sciences
Received: 2015/11/14 | Accepted: 2016/02/7 | Published: 2016/02/8

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