ensures the protection of our natural resources.
provides energy savings.
provides ease of processing of the waste by reducing the amount of waste.
Recycling helps us to invest in the future and the economy.
Saving water resources.
Due to global warming at a time in the world, the value of water resources is increasing and the importance of prefering plastic bags has increased. Plastic bags are produced by much less water consuming. For 1,000 paper bags 3 thousand 785 liters water, for the same number of polyethylene plastic bags only 30 liters of water is wasted.
In addition, 4.5 times more energy is spent in the manufacturing process of paper bags than plastic bags.
A plastic bag is 60 W bulb power.
The energy of a single plastic bag, enough to light a room for 10 minutes with 60 W bulb power.
Fewer tree cutting, means more oxygen.
Every tree that doesn't cut because of using plastic, produces oxygen, which four people can consume in one day, taking the carbon dioxide given up from seven people.
Plastic waste is converted to aviation fuel. With less sulfur by diesel fuel, producing method of this fuel does not harm the environment began to be tested in a single-engine aircraft. That special gasoline called Cynar is produced by a Dutch company, it is not blended with any type of fuel.
Plastic usage, serves almost as a secret hero in transportation. Decreasing the use of plastic, aircrafts weight increases and the fuel consumption is descending.
The highest rate of plastics use in the production of the world's largest aircraft Airbus A380. The use of plastic fiber composites in wind box reduces aircraft weight 1.5 tons. Thus the aircraft, with the same amount of gasoline can fly 853 passengers to 14 thousand 800 km. more and can carry more load
The same savings can be made in the automotive industry. Assuming that is 800 million vehicles in the world, with 1 kg of plastic used in the production of these vehicles, saves fuel and provides a billion dollars a year.
If plastics had not taken place in our lives; the average weight of packaging will be 4 times, the energy consumed for the production of packaging wil be two times, the volume will be 2.5 times.
It will not benefit from the power of wind. Because the assessment of this environmentally friendly energy sources; special plastic covers are used in wind turbines and arms.
If alternative materials was used, instead of plastic, greenhouse gas emissions will be increased 50 percent, energy consumption will be increased 46 percent.
According to a survey conducted in the United States if never had been used plastic, 53 billion kWh more energy to be used in key sectors. Cars would be 200-300 kg heavier.
For every 100 kg of plastic parts; reducing gasoline consumption 12 million tons per year in Europe, reducing CO2 emissions 30 million tons year.
By recycling PET bottles these products can be produced:
Insulating material in clothing,
Laser toner cartridges,
Belts and geotextiles etc.
Plastic packaging waste that can not be recovered because of its high calorific value can be used for energy purposes.
The plastic which resistant to all kinds of weather conditions, heat resistant, flexible and strong plastic, is becoming the ideal material for the construction industry due to the very mild and require little maintenance.
In Europe, 20 percent of the plastic used in the construction sector.
WHAT IS RECYCLING?
Re-conversion of recyclable wastes with various physical and /or chemical process by converting into secondary raw materials and back to participate in the production process called recycling.
Recycling term can be explained with different words as gaining back to manufacturing process the remaining non-use recyclable waste materials, with variety of recycling methods as raw materials.
Recyclable materials; glass, paper, aluminum, plastic, batteries, motor oil, battery, concrete, organic waste and electronic waste.
How to Recycle?
A significant amount of recyclable materials in the trash formed by metal, plastic, glass waste, paper and cardboard used in food and beverage packaging. All of these materials switching back to the production process:
1) Separation of the source: Allocating in resources they accumulate, assessable qualified waste without mixing organic waste.
2) Separate collection: Recyclable waste must be collected in a clean way, separately without interfering with the garbage.
3) Classification: Materials collected separately at the source need classification on the basis of glass, metal, plastic and paper.
4) Review; Recycling clean, separated, used materials back in the economy. In the present process material returns to the economy as a new material which undergoes a chemical and physical change.
5) Gaining New Product to Economy: Reusing recycling products.
Why recycling is important?
a) Protect Natural Resources
b) Provides Energy Savings
c) Reduce the amount of waste
d) Provides Economic Contribution