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Life cycle assessment (LCA) of plastic bag production


Rajidin, Siti Farah Hanun (2019) Life cycle assessment (LCA) of plastic bag production. Final Year Project thesis, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan. (Submitted)


The main focus of this study is to established a research of plastic bag through the utilization of life cycle assessment (LCA) method. The measurement were made for the standard plastic bag, in order to calculate the environmental impacts of plastic bag manufacturing. This study is based on literature review of special characteristics of life cycle assessment and its methods and methodologies, measurements and comparisons of harmfulness of plastic bags. The FTIR analysis and software OpenLCA was chosen in order to accomplished the study purpose. The result of the study show that the plastic bags produced by the local industries are less environmentally friendly. Their production process has a bigger impact on environment and human health. Furthermore, some recommendations for possible improvement were made based on the result of the study.

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Item Type: Undergraduate Final Project Report
Collection Type: Final Year Project
Date: 2019
Call Number: SEH 2019 028
Supervisor: Ts. Dr. Sharizal Ahmad Sobri
Programme: Forest Resource Technology
Institution: Universiti Malaysia Kelantan
Faculty/Centre/Office: Faculty of Bioengineering and Technology
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