- Aug 04, 2021
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Combating waste plastic pollution with Huayin waste plastic recycling plant....
（picture：Combating Waste Plastic Pollution）
Plastic pollution (also called white pollution) mainly comes from plastic bags, food packages, foamed plastic for filling and packaging, fast food boxes and ground films, etc. Over 500 billion pounds of new plastic is manufactured each year and roughly 33% of that is single use and thrown away. The United Nations estimates that plastic accounts for four-fifths of the accumulated garbage in the world's oceans.
As waste plastic can only decay within 500-1000 years, it often causes long-term and widespread environmental pollution:
1. Air and Visual pollution: Various kinds of waste plastic bags and packages will cause air pollution and lower the overall beauty of our cities and scenic spots;
2. Lower crop production: Waste plastic packaging will blend into soil, affecting crops’ ability to absorb nutrition and water and thus reducing crop production;
3. Water pollution and animal diseases: The plastic bottles and fast food boxes floated on creeks, rivers and seas, and the plastic bags hanging on the branches above creeks, rivers and seas will cause water and underground water pollution. They will also cause digestion diseases and even death to animals who mistakenly take such plastic wastes as foods.
4. Fire hazards: Almost all white plastic are combustible and will generate methane and other combustible gas during natural stacking process, which can easily cause fire and serious loss.
5. Probable nests for pests: Waste plastic is likely to be the natural place for mice, birds, mosquitoes and flies for eating, perching and reproduction and can cause spread of epidemic diseases.
Despite so many hazards of waste plastic, only 8% of waste plastic is recycled in the U.S., 15% in Western Europe, and much less in developing countries, this reuse of plastic could potentially keep enormous amounts of plastic out of landfills and out of the oceans. We need to reframe plastic waste as an underused resource. We need to stop polluting our land and oceans with plastic before it is too late.
To our great delight, many governments and companies in the world have taken effective measures to combat waste plastic pollution. The technology of using Huayin waste plastic recycling plant is not overly complicated. Plastics are heated in an oxygen-free chamber (known as pyrolysis) to about 400 degrees celsius. As the plastics boil, gas is separated out and often reused to fuel the machine itself. The fuel is then distilled and filtered. Because the entire process takes place inside a vacuum and the plastic is melted-not burned, minimal to zero resultant toxins are released into the air, as all the gases and or sludge are reused to fuel the machine.