This post is intended to share some nitty-gritty about global plastic usage.To start with, I went out on a day's work recently, and I've found a lad who has thrown a plastic cover on the road and smiled at me.Now coming to myself, I've done the same thing many times in the past.Anyway, I've put an end to it. You may know that most of the plastics are non-degradable (common human psychology).Moreover, a blog post says that polythene bags are not harmful as they don't release PCDD's(polychlorinated dibenzodioxins) that are harmful because they don't contain chlorine.Anyway, plastics play a vital role in our daily lives.At the same time, we must see that they are managed properly, and no problems crop up.The ISO 15270: 2008 plastics-guidelines have been released in June 2008 by the ISO for the recovery and recycling of plastics.They are:
1.Material recovery:mechanical recycling, feedstock recycling and for specific types of plastics,biological recycling including compost and methane, and
2.Energy recovery for fuels and heat
This helps plastics to be as themselves for as long as possible, because they continually go through multiple cycles.
The reason behind their management is that they are the most sustainable materials.They preserve energy resources as they go under multiple recycles.The whole-of-life impact of a plastic product can be best described by a Life Cycle Assessment(LCA).Valuable material and energies can be recovered at the end of their lives by a range of technology.But problems thrive where there is litter and this can be a big threat to our society both economically and evironmentally.Therefore, proper awareness is important among the people.So, let us take an oath that we would recycle plastics for better energy sustenance, and thereby satisfy our needs.