these three plastic recycling myths will blow your mind

by:HongXing     2020-06-23
Most likely, when you throw your plastic trash in the recycle bin, you believe you are doing the right thing.
You think your plastic waste is magically transferred to a recycling center where it will be converted into more useful plastic items.
Recycling feels like a harmless way to remove things, a way to prevent your plastic cup, bag or food container from placing a landfill for decades before dipping the toxin into groundwater.
But most of these delightful little recycled sagas are not true and believe they are wrong.
Only 10 globally-
At present, 15% of plastic is recycled. That means 85-
90% of the garbage is either buried or discarded throughout the environment.
The World Economic Forum estimates that as many as 30% of plastic leaks in the collection system are missing, meaning it is scattered in your local waterways or oceans.
We trust the illusion that the plastic put into the recycle bin is actually recycled and recycled
Using again is just a fantasy.
Because sunlight is the best disinfectant, exposure to recycling can eliminate misconceptions and help you make better decisions.
Myth 1: You may think your single
Use plastic water bottles to be chopped, melted, ground into tiny plastic particles, these good thingsas-
New plastic particles are being re-created
Other useful things. Yay, right? Nope.
While your plastic water bottle is indeed one of the few plastics that can be recycled, the quality of the plastic will drop once used.
Recycled plastic is usually under-
Cycle into plastic with lower quality and lower value.
That means two things.
First of all, unlike metal, plastic can be melted and reused over and over againat most -
Recycling only once.
For example, your water bottle will not be re-converted into a new one.
Instead, it may become a non-
Recycled carpet or Poly
Cotton wool, etc. recyclable.
So plastic can only be recycled once, can not be recycled again.
Second, because the quality of recycled plastic is low, the original plastic particles must be added to the recycled particles to create the next new plastic product.
Due to the presence of contaminants, there is a limit on how much recycled plastic is used in food-grade containers.
For example, a new yogurt container is made of recycled plastic, only part of the plastic comes from recycled particles, and the rest is new raw plastic.
This means that, with recycling, there will always be more and more new raw plastics added in.
More and more plastic means only one thing: it means more plastic.
On the other hand, the metal is not only easier to melt and re-use, but can be reused over and over again.
So if you want to keep plastic from flowing into our environment, take out your vintage metal lunch box, bring your metal water bottle, and go to the grocery store to buy those canned beans and tuna.
Myth 2: When laundry detergent and shampoo are empty, you can try to throw those funny bright orange, purple or blue containers into recycling.
But guess what?
Chances are they won\'t be recycled.
Strong or dark plastic is difficult if it is not impossible to reuse.
Think about mixing paint.
The darker the paint, the more difficult it is to change the color to a new one.
Only white or natural plastic has enough value for it to go through the recycling process.
Your bright colored plastic may be tied to a local recycling center for a few days and then transported by truck to a landfill instead of being recycled.
Keep this in mind when shopping, and if you have to use plastic, be sure to select items in white or clear containers.
Remember that black plastic is the hardest color to recycle, so if you forget to bring your own
Coffee cup available, pick Whitego lid.
Myth 3: Single
Plates and utensils labeled \"biodegradable\" must be sustainable alternatives, right? Well, no.
The term \"biodegradable\" is a false statement.
Many (if not most) \"biodegradable\" plates and utensils sold as sustainable alternatives --
Plastic is not really packaged or recyclable.
Bio-ideas behind
Plastic products should be bad.
But in fact, they just break down in a very hot industrial compost facility.
These plates and utensils will not break down for ordinary people we have backyard compost boxes.
If these products end up in lakes, rivers, or oceans, they are basically the same as plastic.
More importantly, if you put products labeled biodegradable or compostable into the recycle bin, they will not be recycled because they are not recyclable.
Recyclable products are part of a complex global market affected by product impurities and market demand.
While the company is responsible for designing these disposable products that are intended to be thrown away, all of us are paying financial and environmental costs for these \"conveniences.
As consumers, we have the ability to make better choices about our purchases, because in the end, this one-off, one-off lifestyle is unsustainable.
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