Plastic Waste Disposal Bristol
The number of plastics in the ocean will exceed the number of fish by 2050 if our plastic waste disposal patterns remain unchanged. To avoid falling in the trap of poor plastic waste disposal techniques and keep your business running smoothly by creating your own collection schedule with Bristol Waste. By going green, you will achieve your recycling objectives and reduce pollution. The earth is polluted and waste builds up on it every day and we are all responsible for our part in it, but the enormous role to environmental harm or benefit is contributed by corporations. Make sure your corporations benefit the environment rather than harm it. Call Bristol Waste to manage your plastic waste disposal.
Talk to one of our waste managers on 0117 369 0910 to discuss your plastic waste disposal needs and any other waste stream that your company produces. We are available 24/7. Don’t hesitate to contact us. Are you also in need of recycling wheelie bins and other containers? We can provide those for you as well including skip hire.
What is Plastic Waste Disposal?
Plastic waste is simply the methods we use to get rid of plastic waste. These methods can be environmentally friendly or not, but they’re still disposal of plastic waste methods. At Bristol Waste, we pride ourselves in being a green company that encourages environmentally friendly solutions to our waste problems. All over the world, plastic waste is a major pollutant in the solid waste stream. Marine and terrestrial ecosystems are both losing billions of living animals as a result of sluggish decomposition of plastic waste that is dumped illegally and irresponsibly.
In order to dispose of plastic waste, people all over the world have used a range of methods such as converting it into a useful form or degrading it. One of the most popular methods but not environmentally friendly is incineration. This is the act of burning plastic waste, which emits harmful fumes. Recycling is another way to convert plastic waste into other types of plastic. In this case, despite various forms of plastic being converted, the plastic structure remains unchanged. Lastly, we have landfilling. Placing the plastic in a landfill is one method of disposal where it doesn’t break down naturally because there isn’t enough oxygen for bacteria to break down the plastic.
Recycling As A Disposal Method Bristol
As a means of protecting and improving our environment, recycling is one of the things that we can all do. Using recycled plastic bags and wraps, we can make park benches, backyard decks and fences, and even playground equipment by turning them into plastic lumber. Also, they can be repurposed into new plastic bags that can be repurposed again.
Recycled plastic bottles can be made into t-shirts, sweaters, fleece coats, insulation for jackets and sleeping bags, carpets, and more. The plastic fibre needed to make a stylish new t-shirt takes around ten bottles to make. 63 bottles make up a sweater. It takes only 14 bottles to meet the insulation needs of a ski jacket (fibrefill). A sleeping bag would require 114 bottles of fibrefill for its insulation (fibre). All of the above mentioned are only possible if we recycle our plastic waste.
Plastic Waste Recycling Process
Plastics of almost every variety can be recycled. The extent to which they are recycled, however, is determined by technical, economic, and logistical reasons. Plastics are a limited and important resource, thus recycling them into new products is usually the best option after their initial usage. During recycling, the separated, single-polymer stream is washed, granulated, and re-extruded to provide recycled pellets ready for moulding applications. Chemical recycling techniques based on depolymerisation and feedstock recycling use chemical, thermal, or catalytic processes to break down long hydrocarbon chains in polymers into shorter hydrocarbon fractions or monomers.