In The Chemical Industry, Plastic Waste is UsedAuthor(s): Shane Ward
In the circular economy, wastes are considered useful feedstock since they may be utilised to generate fertilisers, fuels, chemicals, and a variety of packaging, housing, transportation, and apparel components. Plastics are accountable for a considerable amount of our society's waste today, which is a huge problem. Plastics are synthetic polymers that resist decomposition and, as a result, are prone to collecting in landfills or the environment when they are abandoned. Plastics' economic worth is lowered because not all of them can be reused. Plastics can discharge toxic substances that are hazardous to human health and the environment. Plastic products are pervasive in our daily lives, accounting for about 360 million tonnes of global plastic production in 2018, of which more than 60% were discarded. As a result, plastic contamination is important, resulting in microplastics being deposited in soil, seas, crustaceans, and rain.