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3. E. S. Stevens, Green Plastics, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, USA, 2002.

APC

American Plastics Council

APME

Association of Plastics Manufacturers in Europe

ASTM

American Society for Testing Materials

BPF

British Plastics Federation

CARE

Consortium for Automotive Recycling

DFD

Design for Disassembly

DfE

Design for Environment

DFR

Design for Recycling

DNA

Deoxyribonucleic acid

DSC

Differential scanning calorimetry

DSD

Duales System Deutschland

ELV

End of Life Vehicle(s) Directive

EPD

Environmental Product Declaration

EPS

Expanded polystyrene

EU

European Union

GMT

Glass mat transfer

HALS

Hindered amine light stabilisers

HDPE

High-density polyethylene

HIPS

High impact polystyrene

IPP

Integrated Product Policy

IR

Infrared

ISO

International Organization for Standardization Method

IT

Information Technology

L/D

Length/diameter ratio

LCA

Life cycle analysis

LDPE

Low-density polyethylene

LLDPE

Linear low-density polyethylene

MFI

Melt flow index

MPW

Mixed plastic waste

NIR

Near infra-red

PA

Polyamide

PA6

Polyamide 6

PA66

Polyamide 66

PCL

Polycaprolactone

PE

Polyethylene

PET

Polyethylene terephthalate

PLA

Polylactic acid

PMMA

Polymethyl methacrylate

PP

Polypropylene

PS

Polystyrene

PU

Polyurethane

PVA

Polyvinyl alcohol

PVC

Polyvinyl chloride

R&D

Research and Development

RRECOM

Recycling and Recovery from Composite Materials

SMC

Sheet moulding compound

SPI Society of the Plastics Industry

Tm Melting point

UV Ultraviolet

WEEE Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive

WKR Wormser Kunststoff Recycling GmbH, Germany

WRAP Waste and Resources Action Program

XRF X-ray fluorescence

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