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Assessing the efficiency and safety of recycled plastics

Download this free bundle today and discover ways to overcome the issues we face when screening recycled plastics to ensure safety and properties. In the last few years, plastics have come up to people's awareness thanks to the widespread release of photos and information demonstrating the negative impact of waste plastic. However, tackling the issue of plastic pollution each step of the value chain for plastic from the source to the end of life. Knowledge of the chemicals and substances used and confidence in the analytical equipment is crucial in ensuring that quality, performance, and safety are not affected. This...
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Polyurethane foams are given a fresh look with 3-D printer inks that are high-performance

Polyurethane foams, which can be difficult to reuse, have been transformed into high-value 3D printers. This cost-effective upcycling opens the way for reuse of other difficult to recycle thermoset polymers. The chemical recycling of thermoset plastics - polymers cross-linked which are permanently cured is not economically viable and the vast majority of them end up in the landfill. This has spurred research into the new field for chemical upcycling. Scientists from Zhejiang University in China used the fragmentation and reconstruction method to recycle polyurethane foams that are found in all sorts of things from car seats to furniture mattresses and...
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RECYCLING MYTH

In the past couple of years, multinational corporations have set targets to manage plastic waste generated from single-use packaging. The goals are similar; McDonald's, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Coca-Cola and other big companies declare that by 2025 or 2030 their packaging will comprise entirely of recyclable, compostable, as well as recycled products. What these companies do not declare is that their plastic production is expected to increase by 40% over the next 10 years, and they intend to make a profit from this increase. Thus, the plans that these companies have proposed allow an unstoppable expansion in producing plastic containers....
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CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR

The use of plastics has increased dramatically in the past 50 years. Since then, from the 1950s onwards, multinational corporations such as Coca-Cola invested in public-information campaigns that emphasized the fact that "Packages don't litter, people do." In these advertisements, consumers are directed to eliminate their waste in a responsible way and are held to be completely responsible for the litter they leave behind. The message that is underlying them is simple: companies can make use of the amount of plastic packaging they wish, as long as they're able to shift the responsibility to dispose of the product at the...
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LIGHTWEIGHT PLASTIC PACKAGING

The culture that is based on convenience and disposable products is the primary cause of plastic soup. About 40% of the plastic used is plastic packaging that is light, material that is used just once for about 20 minutes before it is tossed into the trash. A lot of plastic that is discarded gets dumped into the ocean. It is a result of products manufactured by multinational corporations. The solution has to be sourced from them. The issue of the plastic soup cannot be solved unless they involvement. One of the promises multinational corporations have made in the past was...
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SELF-REGULATION & GREENWASHING

Greenwashing and "positive resistance" are two common strategies employed by businesses to deflect adopting effective measures to combat plastic pollution. If national or international authorities propose to address plastic pollution by legislation or taxation, businesses will often insist that they'll adopt voluntary steps to accomplish the same goal. One of the options they usually suggest for the authorities is that the company can come up with their own strategy. It is possible to as a sector offer a different option that can lead to delays for years, however it could appear as if the companies are cooperating. This tactic of...
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Household recycling efforts

Abstract The recycling efforts of householders is usually viewed as being not significant in scale. In addition, it is often claimed that this contribution, even if significant, does not cost for families, as it is a voluntary.On average, 185 hours is required per tonne of waste. Four out of ten respondents reported that they utilize hot or warm water to wash the material. If we look into the motivations behind sorting out waste, we discover that a majority of people consider sorting to be necessary, while others actually consider it enjoyable in its own right. Moral reasons for sorting at...
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Recycling waste can bring in crores in revenues

The concept of waste has been reformulated in the course of time. It is no longer viewed as trash or a material that has been abandoned rather as a resource or resource that generates revenue in the hundreds of thousands. It's not just related to reducing the amount of landfills, but as well as the dependence of fossil fuels. Many countries around the world have been working hard towards developing the most effective methods to make use of waste. The proper handling of waste, also known as sustainable waste management is crucial not just from the sanitation perspective but also...
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Household Recycling Facts You Won’t Believe

Rated Based on 1156 reviews.We're All Looking for Ways to Make the World a Better Place, so Why Not Start With Household Recycling? Continue Reading for Helpful Recycling Facts to Help Get You Started... Household recycling is a fairly straightforward concept, and yet, very few people make it a habit in their households. If you're still not getting started with household recycling, you can do it now. The team at ByPurify have the expertise to assist you in starting your journey. Let's take a deep dive and learn a few fascinating household recycling information... Understanding Household Recycling Recycling is the act...
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Importance of Recycling and Why Should We Recycle

Recycling is essential in the present world, especially if we wish to leave the planet to the next generation. It's beneficial for the environment as we create new products using older ones that don't serve us. Recycling starts at the home. If you're not dumping the old items and instead using it to create something else it is recycling. If you are thinking of recycling, consider the entire concept Reduce recycling, reuse and reduce. We've been naive until now with how we've treated Earth and it's now time to make a change not only the way we live but also...