1. General Introduction

  1. Michael Tolinski

Published Online: 16 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118217849.ch1

Plastics and Sustainability: Towards a Peaceful Coexistence between Bio-based and Fossil Fuel-based Plastics

Plastics and Sustainability: Towards a Peaceful Coexistence between Bio-based and Fossil Fuel-based Plastics

How to Cite

Tolinski, M. (2011) General Introduction, in Plastics and Sustainability: Towards a Peaceful Coexistence between Bio-based and Fossil Fuel-based Plastics, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118217849.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 NOV 2011
  2. Published Print: 10 OCT 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470938782

Online ISBN: 9781118217849

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Keywords:

  • environmental sustainability;
  • consumer lifestyles;
  • concerning plastics;
  • PVC;
  • phthalate plasticizers

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • What is Environmental Sustainability?

  • Facing the Contradictions of Plastics

  • Plastics at Play in Consumer Lifestyles

  • Controversies Concerning Plastics: Recent Examples

  • The Desire to be “Green”

  • The Course of This Book: A Chapter-by-Chapter Overview