08 Dec Why should we recycle plastic?
Why is recycling plastic important when it comes to the environment?
Most disposable plastic bags and other types of packing and plastic containers are made from petroleum-based polyethylene, which is a non-renewable and scarce recourse. The manufacturing of these plastic products emits CO2, a greenhouse gas that contributes to pollution and global warming.
Plastic is a very strong and practical material and without it, a lot of things in our every-day lives would be more inconvenient. But plastic is made of oil, and oil is as earlier said a non-renewable resource. Fortunately, there are new innovative technologies that can turn used plastic into recycled new plastic products.
Recycled polyethylene has the same characteristics as traditional polyethylene but is made of a fully used and recycled plastic. Plastic products under the GreenPolly brand are all made of 100% recycled plastic. All recycled GreenPolly products have the same properties as products in traditional plastic.
Today traditional polyethylene is the most common plastic used for bags, sacks, bottles etc. The advantage of recycling plastic is that it reduces the negative impact that the extraction and processing of fossil raw materials has on the environment when new plastic products are created and therefore makes a significant contribution towards reducing CO2 emissions.
What are the Benefits of recycling used plastic?
Rather than being manufactured from non-renewable oil or natural gas reserves, products can be recycled and transformed to new products. That makes the products environmentally friendly and sustainable. Recycling reduces new plastic production and therefore makes a significant contribution towards reducing CO2 emissions.
What can be made with recycled plastic?
All plastic products in traditional polyethylene can be made of recycled polyethylene. Recycled plastic has the exact same properties, same usability, and versatility as traditional plastic. The important part is, that recycling plastic products reduces new plastic production and therefore reducing environmental impact. You can still enjoy the convenience of disposable waste bags, waste sacks and other plastic products and at the same time take care of the environment. Be aware to buy products made of recycled plastic and sort your plastic products with plastic waste, so it can be recycled.