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Unformatted text preview: 1 UPK / MECH ME4211 Development of Green Products 1 UPK / MECH ME4211 Development of Green Products Material Assessment: Environmentally Friendly Materials • Environmentally friendly material are generally: § bio-degradable § Recyclable § No/less toxicity level § Long lasting • Most of the bio-degradable materials are extracted from plant sources § There can be environmental effects in industrial scale growing and harvesting plants for bio-degradable materials • Recyclability does not mean that a material is environmentally friendly § Large amount of energy may be used to extract/recycle a material 2 UPK / MECH ME4211 Development of Green Products 2 UPK / MECH ME4211 Development of Green Products Material Assessment: Plastics The American Society of Plastics Industry has developed a standard marking code to help consumers/recyclers identify and sort the main types of plastic....
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- Winter '11
- Material safety data sheet, Recyclable materials, green products