market for waste plastic, consumer electronics, unsorted, UPR, ecoinvent 3.6, Undefined

ISIC4 categories:
E:Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities/38:Waste collection, treatment and disposal activities; materials recovery/381:Waste collection
GLO - Global
Reference year: 2017 - 2017

Location: GLO - Global
The formal plastic recycling sector in India contributes to a comparatively smaller percentage of the overall plastic recycling of the country in comparison with the informal sector. The formal recycling sector, generally, works with leading bulk generators of plastic waste, creates a channel to receive their raw material, i.e. plastics. The supply chain formed works to provide the raw material required for the formal recyclers. The data set is a representation of raw material collection and transportation to the formal plastic recycling facility. Visited formal recyclers were from different parts of the country based out of Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad. Assumptions and Estimation : 1 Ton capacity diesel mini trucks used for transportation with a mileage of 14 kms / litre
New Delhi informal plastic recycling market is South Asia's largest recycling hub. The raw material is collected from all parts of the country. The informal sector works on its large collection network of ragpickers and kabbadiwalas present throughout the country. It is known to be one of the most efficient collection channels due to its reach to every household in the country and efficient sorting techniques. The data set is a representation of collection of raw materials from the first immediate collection point which is Tikkrikalan, situated approximately 10 kilometers from the recycling hub. Assumptions and Estimation : 1 Ton capacity diesel mini trucks used for transportation with a mileage of 14 kms / litre
Undefined unit processes (UPRs) are the unlinked, multi-product activity datasets that form the basis for all of the system models available in the ecoinvent database. This is the way the datasets are obtained and entered into the database by the data providers. These activity datasets are useful for investigating the environmental impacts of a specific activity (gate-to-gate), without regard to its upstream or downstream impacts.


Several trucks of different models, types and mileages are used during the transportation process
This dataset represents a market activity in the ecoinvent database. A market activity is an activity that does not transform inputs, but simply transfers a specific intermediate exchange (i.e. products, including wastes and by-products) from supplying transforming activities to other transforming activities that demand this intermediate exchange as an input, e.g. from glycerine at the supplier to glycerine at the consumer. A market dataset collects all activities with the same reference product in a certain geographical region. Furthermore, it typically includes average transport requirements for that product within the geography in question, as well as inputs of the product itself to cover any losses in trade and transport. In other words, market activities are generally intended to represent consumption mixes of a given product in a certain geographical region. For more information:…

Process type
Supported nomenclature
ecoinvent 3.6
LCI modeling approach
Before modeling
Multifunctional modeling
Aggregation type
Data provider
Review status
For sale

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