Assessment of Environmental Impact by Grocery Shopping Bags: An Eco-Functional Approach

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Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 24, 2013 - Technology & Engineering - 162 pages
This book reviews the manufacturing processes of different shopping bags used for grocery purposes, life cycle impacts, modelling of life cycle impacts, carbon and eco-footprints in different countries, consumption of shopping bags in different countries, consumer behaviour of shopping bags in various countries and its relation to eco-impact, assessment of functionality of shopping bags, concept and framework of eco-functional assessment of shopping bags, biodegradation of shopping bags, etc.
 

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Contents

1 Basic Introduction to Shopping Bags and EcoFunctional Assessment of Shopping Bags
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2 Manufacturing Processes of Grocery Shopping Bags
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3 Life Cycle Assessment of Grocery Shopping Bags
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4 Assessment of Functional Aspects of Shopping Bags
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5 Consumption Behaviour of Shopping Bags and EcoImpact
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6 EndofLife Assessment of Grocery Shopping Bags
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7 EcoFunctional Assessment of Grocery Shopping Bags
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8 Conclusions
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Annexure
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Author Biographies
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Dr Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu is working for SGS Hong Kong for its Global Sustainability Services as Eco-design Consultant after his doctoral research study from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. He finished his PhD dissertation entitled, “Eco-functional assessment of grocery shopping bags” with 14 scientific peer-reviewed scientific journal publications, 2 patents and 11 conference publications based on his dissertation to his credit. In total, he has authored more than 75 journal publications and numerous conference publications, 3 books and 2 book of chapters. He serves various peer-reviewed journals in environmental and textile sciences as an editor/editorial board member and also as a reviewer.

Prof. Yi Li is working as a full time professor in the Institute of Textiles & Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University apart from the director of Textile Bioengineering Centre and Chairman of TBIS. With over 460 scientific publications and more than 30 patents, he is a Fellow of the Textile Institute, Life Fellows of International Biographical Association and the Royal Society of Art, Commerce and Manufacturing, and adjunct professors of four universities in China and a member of several professional bodies.

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