NR  Vol.3 No.1 , March 2012
Reinforcement of Plastic Waste with Treated Natural Fibers
ABSTRACT
Plastic wastes are a major environmental concern that needs to be dealt with to minimize the amount of municipal solid waste and depletion of natural resources thus enhancing the sustainability concept for future generations. The objective of this study is to enhance the properties of plastic products using plastic wastes reinforced with treated natural fibers such as rice straw as well as carbonized rice straw, using a simple and efficient technology.

Cite this paper
I. Fahim and S. Elhaggar, "Reinforcement of Plastic Waste with Treated Natural Fibers," Natural Resources, Vol. 3 No. 1, 2012, pp. 6-10. doi: 10.4236/nr.2012.31002.
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