Products From Waste - an Industrial Perspective

What makes a product a product? This question is becoming the main focus of the recycling industry after it has learned to collect and to treat a waste stream successfully.

by Prof. Dr. Ing. habil. Werner Bidlingmaier, Dipl.-Ing. Josef Barth

The close connection to the waste with its often very suspicious images and potenzially harmful ingredients makes it obvious that it can not be the recycling industry alone which defines the product property and thus makes a “product” out of treated waste. Possible harmful effects on the environment and humans require precaution and an effective monitoring of the waste.

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published: ANS e.V. HAWK , 64. Informationsgespräch (April 2004), 3|2004
Keywords: Landfilling, Material Recovery, Hazardous Waste