Today the most important thing used by every individuals are Polythene bags for every purposes. We all can make use of it either we are going to buy some material in the market, in grocery shop, medical shop or in any other shopping place. After making use of it we throw it in the dustbin or outside our home. Plastic waste is one of the main causes for intense soil and water pollution. Plastic recycling is considered as one of the advantageous solution to the increased plastic waste in environment. Plastic recycling is the method of disintegrating (breaking down into pieces) the scrap and wastes of plastic to retrieve useful materials for manufacturing industry. After several resins and chemical structures in plastic are melted during recycling process, new fibers can be developed.
Important Drawbacks of plastic:
Some Plastic materials are non-biodegradable
Plastic materials kills animals
Plastic bags mess up the picture of landscape
As Petroleum is used in production of plastic bags, it causes pollution.
Benefits of recycling plastic Process:
Leads to oil conservation: Recycling of plastic helps in saving four barrels of oil. As the oil prices are soaring day by day, the prices of basic needs of people like food, gas, products and other commodities (having oil as important element) is also increasing. So, recycling of plastic is preferred as it consumes less oil compared to manufacturing of original plastic materials.
Greenhouse gas emissions can be decreased: As the number of steps involved in recycling of plastic is less, it consumes less energy and creates less pollution. So, green house gases are less emitted.
Helps in conserving our energy: Recycling of plastic requires less energy.
Landfills can be recovered: Today, one of the important problems being faced is, there are no landfills (place to dump plastic waste) as all of them are filled. An effective solution for this is to reduce dumping of plastic waste into landfills and go for recycling.