Recent years, environmental problems causing by plastic have become a controversial issue. So how should we deal with environmental problems causing by plastics? What are the plastic recycling companies’ progress?
Plastic is not the enemy against environment. Plastic is a kind of energy-saving material, it can replace other products to realize energy saving and reduce green gas emission. If not using plastics, the global energy would have been scarcer, air pollution would be more severe. This opinion gradually become the common sense for plastic industry.
However, industry insider also says that although plastic industry has a promising future, it also need to the more and more severe environmental problems causing by plastic bags and plastic products. Plastic associations in all countries think that encouraging to reuse plastic products and recycle waste plastic is the key point for plastic industry sustainable development.
Waste plastic recycling is an important way to turn waste into value and deal with ecological environmental pollution. As a measure for energy saving and environmental protection, waste plastic recycling has been attached much importance by every country.
Followings are world waste plastic recycling market current situation.
Japan is doing very well in waste plastic recycling. According to Japan plastic industry joint association, in 2008, Japan plastic recycling rate was as high as 76 percent. Recent years, other countries in Asian also pay more attention to waste plastic recycling and reusing. They all think that reducing plastic usage is not simply that government forbid plastic usage, what’s more important is to raise people’s awareness, develop a good habit and establish a complete recycling system.
According to statistics by Europe plastic manufacturing and recycling group, in 2008 European waste plastic recycling rate was 54 percent. In 2009, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Holland, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland waste plastic recycling rate all surpassed 82 percent.
According to Britain plastic joint association reported in July 2010, Britain expanded polystyrene package, namely EPS, recycling rate is one out of three. According to two industry associations, 2011 European PET bottle recycling rate rises by 9.4 percent, reaching 1.59 million tons.
2009, among PET, HDPE and other plastic products, plastic bottle recycling rate in America has reached 99.7 percent.
Plastic problem has to be solved under every citizen’s efforts to improve our environment.