Plastic Waste ValorizationAuthor(s): Belle Richard*
Given that they may be used to create fertilizers, fuels, chemicals, and a variety of materials for packaging, housing, transportation, and clothing, wastes are seen as important feedstock in the circular economy. The fact that plastics account for a sizable amount of the waste produced by our civilization today is a serious problem. Since plastics are primarily made of synthetic polymers that are resistant to disintegration, when they are abandoned, they are more likely to build up in landfills or the atmosphere. Plastics' economic worth is diminished because not all of them can be recycled. Plastics have the capacity to emit hazardous compounds that are bad for both the environment and human health.