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Mgr inż. Magdalena Skrzyniarz
ORCID: 0000-0002-8577-021X

Mgr inż. Magdalena Skrzyniarz

A graduate of engineering and master's studies at the Faculty of Production Engineering and Materials Technology of the Częstochowa University of Technology, majoring in occupational health and safety engineering. From 2017, she is a PhD student also at this faculty.

DOI: 10.33226/1231-2037.2021.8.3
JEL: Q53, L65

Directions of plastic waste management in the era of COVID-19

The emergence and rapid worldwide spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus resulted in increase in the production of plastic waste. The greatest increase in demand was recorded for personal protective equipment due to the fact that many countries have ordered their wearing in public space. The production of disposable food packaging has also increased during the pandemic. Researchers noted that environmental pollution will increase due to improper management of plastic waste and disposal of personal protective equipment (PPE). A rational method of management and processing of plastic waste generated during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic should be developed in such a way that it does not endanger the environment or human health. This article proposes a method of thermal processing of the above-mentioned waste, namely pyrolysis, which can replace landfilling and incineration. This method allows not only effective neutralization of hazardous waste, but also, which is particularly important, leads to the creation of valuable products.

Keywords: market orientation; logistics; logistics concept
DOI: 10.33226/1231-2037.2020.9.5
JEL: R490

The lifecycle of rubber waste, based on the example of used tires is presented in this paper. The main focus is put on the methods of the waste management and further utilization. This is considered and described in details in relation to the situation in Poland over the period of 2015- 2017. The aim of the article is to propose new solutions that will allow to "control" the number of tires introduced to the market through legislative solutions. An analysis of the current way of managing used tires may allow for their better use and disposal. Complementary to the major considerations, the legislative conditions regarding the utilization of rubber waste are introduced (the status obligatory to 01.03.2020).

Keywords: tires; used tires; tire production