Plastic has many advantages over other materials as it costs less, resists corrosion and is very flexible and strong. Yet while these properties make plastic the perfect material for making many substances, waste plastic can be a threat to the environment.
Plastic waste is one of the main causes for intense soil and water pollution. Plastic recycling is considered as one of the advantageous solution to the increased plastic waste in environment.
Plastic recycling is the method of disintegrating (breaking down into pieces) the scrap and wastes of plastic to retrieve useful materials for manufacturing industry. After several resins and chemical structures in plastic are melted during recycling process, new fibers can be developed. Recycling of outdated plastic products requires lesser energy than manufacturing original plastic products.
The curbside recycling bins are evidence of the amount of plastics we use. Every break room should have some recycling containers in it like Bullseye Recycling Bins.
Because of the advantages that plastic products offer, the use of plastic has increased plastic waste. Unfortunately, plastic has the property of not decomposing quickly. When thrown in landfills plastic will take thousands of years to decay.
The manufacturing of plastic also consumes water and releases greenhouse gases in the atmosphere contributing to global warming. It is also responsible for the deaths of many animals, fishes and birds. Therefore it is imperative that plastic products must be recycled and must not end in landfills.
Products made from recycled plastic are Polyethylene bin liners, carrier bags, PVC sewer pipes, flooring, window frames, building insulation board, video and compact disc cassette cases, fencing, garden furniture, water butts, garden sheds, composters, seed trays, anoraks, fleeces, fibre filling for sleeping bags and duvets, variety of office accessories.