Yesterday, I saw a very exciting video about recycling. I might like it particularly more than others because I follow 3Rs (Reuse Recycle and Reduce). Recycling is very fascinating and I think everyone should follow this. The government in MEDCs (More Economically Developed Country) have shown responses to people’s wants for recycling. As in Singapore, there are recycling bins at the bottom of every multi-story building.
There are different types of plastics and each of them have similar density, and they can also be coloured in any colour wanted. These properties make recycling difficult. If we compare between steel and plastic, plastic is used more than steel but recycled less than steel. Due to this, the waste plastic is disposed under the ground or burned to produce very harmful smoke. If the plastic is disposed under ground, it polluted the soil and affects it’s fertility and when burnt, produces many toxic gases including Carbon Monoxide, which when inhaled can cause death.
Now, even plastics can be recycled. The way done is also very economical and ecofriendly. The industry uses 80-90% less energy than to make the plastic by extracting oil or in a general plastic making country. It can make different types of plastics, which other industries cannot do. The most important feature is that the factory saves 1-3 tons of Carbon Dioxide. The end product that is plastic is same as the plastic made through traditional method.
This is one of the greatest achievements for the people around the world and huge advancement in the technology. Now our mother, nature will not have to hold more plastic and the oil from what plastic is made up of, will be used for other useful purposes.