Reshaping the future: Plastic waste and recycling
Plastic is now integrated into our daily lives and is among one of the most popular materials used. However, plastic waste poses a substantial threat to our health and the environment due to its lasting presence in landfills and oceans.
Depending on the type, plastic can take hundreds or thousands of years to break down in landfill. Unfortunately, not all plastic is widely recyclable, and unlike other materials, incinerating plastics for energy generation is not possible due to the release of harmful gases.
Reducing the need for plastic and embracing plastic recycling will not only help to lessen the demand for natural, non-renewable resources, but will also reduce pollution and preserve ecosystems.
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