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Assessment of Environmental Impact by Grocery Shopping Bags

An Eco-Functional Approach

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This book reviews the manufacturing processes of shopping bags. It gives a cross country description of the consumption of different shopping bags and their end-of-life stages. The book also examines consumer behavior and its relation to eco-impact.


Titel: Assessment of Environmental Impact by Grocery Shopping Bags
Autoren/Herausgeber: Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu, Yi Li
Aus der Reihe: EcoProduction
Ausgabe: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2014

ISBN/EAN: 9789811013317

Seitenzahl: 162
Format: 23,5 x 15,5 cm
Produktform: Taschenbuch/Softcover
Gewicht: 278 g
Sprache: Englisch

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.

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. - Newsletter
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