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Assessment of Environmental Impact by Grocery Shopping Bags: An Eco-Functional Approach

Series: Ecoproduction

By: Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu(Author), Yi Li(Author)

240 pages, 16 colour & 19 b/w illustrations


Hardback | Sep 2013 | #208755 | ISBN-13: 9789814560191
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Assessment of Environmental Impact by Grocery Shopping Bags reviews the manufacturing processes of different shopping bags used for grocery purposes, life cycle impacts, modelling of life cycle impacts, carbon and eco-footprints in different countries, consumption of shopping bags in different countries, consumer behaviour of shopping bags in various countries and its relation to eco-impact, assessment of functionality of shopping bags, concept and framework of eco-functional assessment of shopping bags, biodegradation of shopping bags, etc.


- Basic introduction to shopping bags and eco-functional assessment of shopping bags
- Manufacturing processes of grocery shopping bags
- Life cycle assessment of grocery shopping bags
- Functionality assessment of shopping bags
- Consumption behaviour of shopping bags in various countries: Consumption and eco-impact
- End-of-life assessment of grocery shopping bags
- Eco-functional assessment of grocery shopping bags
- Conclusions

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Dr Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu is working for SGS Hong Kong for its Global Sustainability Services as Eco-design Consultant after his doctoral research study from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. He finished his PhD dissertation entitled, Eco-functional assessment of grocery shopping bags with 14 scientific peer-reviewed scientific journal publications, 2 patents and 11 conference publications based on his dissertation to his credit. In total, he has authored more than 75 journal publications and numerous conference publications, 3 books and 2 book of chapters. He serves various peer-reviewed journals in environmental and textile sciences as an editor/editorial board member and also as a reviewer.

Prof. Yi Li is working as a full time professor in the Institute of Textiles & Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University apart from the director of Textile Bioengineering Centre and Chairman of TBIS. With over 460 scientific publications and more than 30 patents, he is a Fellow of the Textile Institute, Life Fellows of International Biographical Association and the Royal Society of Art, Commerce and Manufacturing, and adjunct professors of four universities in China and a member of several professional bodies.

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