Importance And Impact Of Plastic Recycling In Adelaide

March 22, 2018 Author:  billy
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The impact of plastic on the world today is massive and undeniable. From bottles to bags, from containers to toys, there is plastic just about anywhere you set your eyes on. While the utility of plastic is unquestionable, the fact that it is one of the most potent pollutants of the environment cannot also be denied. Even though these polymers that are made of natural non renewable resources like oil, natural gas, coal etc, they are not bio degradable.

Thus, they are entirely non contributive to any kind of soil benefit and keep adding up as contaminants that damage the harmony of land, water and air.

Importance of Plastic Recycling

Australia is one of those developed nations that produce over 1.4 million tons of plastic waste every year out of which less than 50% gets recycled. The rest of the waste remains dumped in landfills where they keep degenerating and feeding toxins into the nearby land. Millions of tons of plastic wastes are also disposed into the oceans which have unfortunately threatened the very existence marine life and sea birds. Thousands of marine mammals and sea birds have been reported to have perished over the past couple of decades by getting exposed to plastic and mistaking the same for food.

Besides casting a destructive spell on the immediate environment, plastic is also found littering the gorgeous beaches, bringing down the charm of the otherwise golden sands.

The Solution

The only solution to combating the curse of plastic lies in effective recycling. Being perfectly enlightened about the consequences of dumping plastic, recycling in Adelaide and other parts of Australia has been given primary importance along with all possible technological and procedural backing. Usually, recycling plastic is not as easy as it appears, mainly because there are many types of plastics each of which respond differently to the process of recycling.

For example, options like thin plastic bags, cling wraps, bin liners etc cannot be exposed to basic procedures because they tend to get stuck in the sorting equipment causing it to malfunction. Plastic beverage bottles and mineral-water bottles on the other hand, are some of the best options for easy recycling. More often than not, the type of plastic that has been used in the product is labeled on the product itself under type 1 to 7.

Type 1, 2 and 3 are easily recycled by plants spread through the nation. However, to combat rising concerns, recycling in Adelaide is being very accommodative of type 4 to 7 as well.

Waste Disposal and Recycling across the entire Adelaide Metropolitan area