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5 Important Facts About Recycling

5 Important Facts About Recycling



Decrease. reuse. recycle it. You see this slogan everywhere, but do you really practice it?                                                                                                                                                                       
As a society, we fail a lot in recycling, and there are many reasons for this failure. System changes are necessary for recycling to be successful.                                                                                           
At the very least, consumers need to develop effective recycling habits, businesses need to reduce their plastic production and take responsibility for their actions, and governments must tax companies that produce plastics and ban certain types of single-use plastics.                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Progress has been made, but it's not as easy as it sounds. Today only 9% of its plastic is recycled, the rest ends up in landfills, oceans and landfills. Read on to find out why our recycling rate is so low.

1. Dirty plastics cannot be recycled                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Plastic containers containing residual food and organic waste are contaminated and cannot be disposed of or sent for further recycling.                                                                                                         
A contaminated can won't affect the entire stack, but it will make the process much more difficult. Even highly recyclable PET plastics that are contaminated may not actually be recycled and end up in landfills again. A simple solution is to clean the plastic before throwing it away.

2. Enough plastic bottles are thrown away to circumnavigate the planet 4 times in a year                                                                                                                                                                         
Our plastic production has increased 200 times in the last 50 years. And all the plastic produced in a year will reach its full potential in less than half a year.                                                                          
Metal and glass can be recycled indefinitely, but most plastics can be recycled up to three times. You can help with the little things by carrying a water bottle with you everywhere you go and filling it from the tap instead of buying it.

3. More than 90% of our ocean plastic comes from just 10 rivers                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Just 10 rivers cause 90% of plastic pollution in the oceans.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
The meandering rivers are people's livelihood. It also accumulates plastic flowing into the ocean.                                                                                                                                                                      
These rivers are located in areas with high population density and weak waste management systems. Eight of them are in Asia.

4. The largest plastic dump, not a dump, is the Pacific Ocean!                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
The Great Pacific Patch is the "garbage vortex" of the North Pacific. Bottles, cans and cans discarded in Pacific Rim countries end up in the Pacific Ocean.                                                                          
First discovered in the 1990s, these plastics came in large quantities from Asian countries such as Indonesia and China. Most disposable plastics are less dense than water, so they float on surfaces.     
Plastic breaks down into millions of microplastics when exposed to sunlight and becomes part of the marine ecosystem. Most of these are invisible on the surface. Studies show that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish. Technology has been used to solve this problem, but nothing is more effective than stopping this plastic from entering our oceans.

5. Our recycling habits are flawed                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
I can see the reduce, reuse, recycle logo. We hear slogans everywhere. However, recycling is not as easy as we think. Different colored containers serve different purposes, but there is a possibility that non-recyclable plastics can be found in recycled containers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Especially plastics are very complex. There are seven main types, each with different recyclability. There is also multi-layer plastic (MLP) and plastic laminated cardboard that can only be recycled if the individual layers can be removed. To undo the mistakes of the past, we must learn from the facts presented here. At the same time, we will launch more initiatives to find alternative sustainable solutions, from redesigning products and changing consumer behavior, to technology initiatives that are transforming the way we manage waste and recycle plastics. must be taught at the same time.    
We believe that by making plastic neutral, companies can participate in a radical overhaul of the global material economy. This is an ethical and efficient circular economy that reduces waste, revitalizes life and restores the balance of nature. Every step matters.