Latest Posts Under: Plastic Recycling

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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How Researchers Are Turning Plastic Bottles into Prosthetic Limbs

Did you know that there are around a billion people worldwide that have a disability? This staggering figure is accompanied by the fact that there are up to 190 million disabled people who encounter significant difficulties daily. Furthermore, it has been estimated that 80% of people suffering from disability are from low and middle-income nations. …

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Canadian Company Builds House Using More than 600K Recycled Plastic Bottles

A Canadian company in Nova Scotia, built a house using 612,000 plastic bottles. Although plastic may seem like a strange choice for construction material over traditional options like brick and wood, companies are constantly finding innovative ways to reuse plastic. The home built in Meteghan River contains recycled aluminum, wood, and drywall but the star …

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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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Top 4 Predictions for the Plastic Packaging Industry

The plastic packaging industry is one of the most evolving businesses in recent times. The application of plastics packaging can be found in sectors such as medical, food, beverages, cosmetic, consumer packaged goods, and household appliances. Rapid urbanization and increasing demand for an improved lifestyle are playing a major role in shaping the plastic packaging …

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What Makes HDPE One of the Most Popular Types of Plastic?

HDPE Plastic Granules

High-density polyethylene (HDPE) is a thermoplastic polymer produced from the monomer ethylene. It is popularly known for its massive strength-to-density ratio. Its molecular branch gives it strong tensile strength and intermolecular force. It is also harder, more opaque and can withstand extremely high temperatures. In addition, HDPE is a high molecular weight polymer, designed for …

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If we can’t recycle it, why not turn our waste plastic into fuel?

Australia’s recycling crisis needs us to look into waste management options beyond just recycling and landfilling. Some of our waste, like paper or organic matter, can be composted. Some, like glass, metal and rigid plastics, can be recycled. But we have no immediate solution for non-recyclable plastic waste except landfill. At a meeting last month, federal and state …

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