Why should we go with recycled plastic products?
Plastic is ubiquitous in our daily lives, but are there problems (primarily environmental issues) its prevalence may cause? First, the raw material for plastics is derived from petroleum, rapidly consumed as the population and economy grow. Secondly, the production of plastics emits large amounts of carbon dioxide and several toxic compounds, including sulfides and nitrogen compounds. The increased atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration causes global warming, which frequently occurs in extreme global climate changes, such as record-breaking heavy rains, droughts, and snowstorm disasters. And third, even after recycling, incineration (with air pollution) and landfilling (with groundwater pollution) are still problems, and unrecycled plastic products float in rivers and oceans, killing millions of marine species yearly. In light of this, more and more voices are being raised to promote recycled plastics.
What is recycled plastic?
Recycled plastic products are everywhere in our lives. For example, recycled PET bottles become clothing and backpacks. PET bottle caps are processed into fruit crates for agriculture and various plastic crates. Milk and soy milk bottles are recycled into shampoo bottles and office plastic folders. Recycle air conditioner plastic shells to make trash cans and rats.
So-called recycled plastics aim to recycle and reuse discarded plastics, the benefits of which are:
- In addition to polluting oceans, rivers, and land, it also prevents the toxic additives in unrecovered plastic from leaking out and contaminating groundwater.
- Waste recycling can reduce the volume of oil production, the pollution and environmental damage caused by crude oil production, and the geopolitical tensions caused by competition for oil resources.
- The European Union will impose a carbon border tax (Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism, CBAM) in the future. The carbon footprint of recycled plastic products is relatively tiny compared to various new plastic materials. Its carbon dioxide emissions can be reduced by 50-80%, which makes it an essential raw material for low-carbon products.
How can we go with recycled plastic products?
Despite the benefits, recycled plastic products require consumer purchasing support. Recycling processes need waste collection, shredding, washing, and recycling into plastic products, and mining recycled materials require the development of engineering formulas for toughness and toughness. For these reasons, the cost of developing recycled materials is higher than that of new materials. Only when consumers are ready to buy can brand owners and retailers put recycled plastic products on their shelves to achieve economic sustainability.
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