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Latest Posts Under: Plastic Waste

Australian Inventor Develops a Technology That Converts Plastic Waste into Fuel and Fertilizer!

David Thomson, an Australian inventor, based in Adelaide has developed a technology that can convert waste plastic into fuel and fertilizer. This plastic-to-energy technology, which he calls a ‘poet’, an acronym for ‘Polymer Organic Energy Treatment’ has been successfully tested on polypropylene, polyethylene, polystyrene, and expanded polystyrene. Shedding light on the innovation, Thomson said, “The …

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Factors Driving India’s Bioplastics Production

Bioplastics are plastics produced from renewable biomass sources such as vegetable fats and oils, corn starch, straw, woodchips, sawdust, recycled food waste, etc. The largest application of bioplastics in India is for packaging which accounts for 60% of the overall market share. They are used in the manufacturing of bottles, loose-fill, cups, pots, blows, flexible …

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Types of Biodegradable Plastics

Biodegradable plastics are here and are answers to our plastic wastage solution. Made from natural materials such as corn oil, orange peels, starch, plants, sugar and so on. These biodegradable plastics decompose faster than the usual plastic as it contains substances that attract microbes to decompose them. Plastics are made from chemicals, which takes years …

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Revolutionizing the Recycling of Plastic Waste in India

The use of plastic is growing at a rapid rate in India. However, this rate does not match with the rate at which plastic waste is managed, which means all the plastic waste is not properly collected or disposed of. What India needs is an integrated plastic waste management system and thankfully, two cities of …

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How Robots Can Efficiently Sort out Plastic for Recycling

Did you know that trash companies sift through 68 million tons of recycling waste each year? This weight is equivalent to more than 30 million vehicles. This process is undertaken by workers that sort out trash like glass, plastic, and paper that spread out in conveyor belts. Such jobs can often be unsafe and it …

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A Quick Overview of Plastic Recycling & its Processes

One of the most inexpensive, lightweight and durable materials on our planet, plastics are used in a plethora of applications. They play an incredible role in making our day to day lives convenient. Over 100 million tons of plastic are manufactured across the globe, every year. They are foamed, laminated, thermoformed and extruded into countless …

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Plastics – Changing Waste Generation Patterns

As a rule of thumb, a country produces waste in proportion to its economic growth. And when it came to waste generation, the United States followed through that rule for decades. So if a country is affluent that would mean, it consumes more and consequently generates more waste. This is the cycle that usually follows. …

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How Plastic Waste Is Contributing To Build Schools

From reducing our energy bills to making our vehicles more fuel-efficient, plastic contributes immensely in making our everyday life convenient and creating a sustainable environment. However, given the global plastic waste issue, there is an increasing need to responsibly dispose of plastic. In an effort to curb the plastic waste crisis, a chemical-based company known …

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IT Professionals Turn Plastic Waste into Stylish Home Decor and Bags

Plastic is one of the most used products in our society and continues to bring value in different forms. One of which is recycling. High-value plastic waste such as PET water bottles and shampoo bottles are recycled on a large scale. According to the Indian Central Pollution Control Board, 60% of our country’s plastic waste …

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Indian Professor Creates Petrol Out of Plastic Waste!

Plastics have immensely contributed when it comes to making our lives convenient and to the betterment of modern life. They help us save energy by insulating our homes, they make our vehicles lighter and fuel efficient, they are widely used in the field of medicine to keep medical supplies sterile. However, with the multiple benefits …

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