Plastic sorting at recycling centres


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This report outlines how the authorities in the five Nordic countries, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, carry out their inspections of the psychosocial working environment at the enterprises. Starting out with a description of the psychosocial risks, the report proceeds with a comparison of the differences between the different national regulations as well as an outline of the similarities. The report offers a comparison of the Nordic working environment strategies and a detailed presentation of the different targets and areas of initiative. It also presents how different methods are used in the selection of enterprises, sectors and job groups for inspection and how the inspectors are trained to carry out the inspections. The report rounds off with a description of the different national inspection methods and how to measure their effects.



Plastic waste types that could be collected separately

The first question to ask when analysing possibilities for plastic collection at a recycling centre is obviously, which fractions should be collected, whether this is done separately or in a comingled fraction. In Table 1, relevant plastic waste fractions are listed together with information on, which type of plastic material they are typically made of, the code normally used by the plastic industry to mark the material type (in brackets, see codes in Appendix A),1 examples of products, and specific issues that could be relevant for the plastic waste fraction in question.


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