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Plastic Waste Management

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<p>Plastic waste management is the efficient and precise conversion of plastic waste into innovative products that are better, environment friendly, and cost-effective. &nbsp;</p><p>Advantages of implementing plastic waste management are :</p><ul><li style="list-style-type: none;"><ul><li>Reduced environmental pollution</li><li>Reduced virgin plastic production and innovative products made out of waste plastic&nbsp;</li></ul></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><h2><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Trends&nbsp;</span></h2><p>It is estimated that out of the 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic produced globally, as of date, 6.3 billion metric tons end up as trash, whereas only 9% is recycled, 12% is incinerated, and the rest 79% is accumulated in landfills.</p><p>Global plastic waste is anticipated to total 4.9 billion tonnes and reach 12 billion tonnes by 2050. India generates around 56 lakh tonnes of plastic waste annually and Delhi, the highest generator of plastic waste in India, accounts for 9,600 mt per day among the top ten cities, followed by Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and a few others. &nbsp;</p><h2><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Categories of Plastics&nbsp;</span></h2><p>The main categories of plastics include :&nbsp;</p><ul><li style="list-style-type: none;"><ul><li>Recyclable Plastics (Thermoplastics) : PET, HDPE, LDPE, PP, PVC, PS, etc.</li><li>Non-Recyclable Plastics (Thermoset and others) : Multilayer and laminated plastics, PUF, Bakelite, Polycarbonate, Melamine, Nylon, etc&nbsp;&nbsp;</li></ul></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><h2><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Solutions to Plastic Waste Problem</span> &nbsp;</h2><ul><li style="list-style-type: none;"><ul><li>Spread the word and awareness about this topic</li><li>Participate in beach/river clean-up drives</li><li>Recycle it properly to government-authorized recyclers&nbsp;</li><li>Reduce the use of single-waste plastic&nbsp;</li><li>Support government rules and legalization to curb the plastic pollution problem&nbsp;</li></ul></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><em>This article was contributed by our expert <a href="linkedin.com/in/gautam-sharma-72650417">Gautam Sharma</a></em></span></p><p>&nbsp;</p><h3><span style="font-size: 18pt;">Frequently Asked Questions Answered by Gautam Sharma</span></h3><h2><span style="font-size: 12pt;">1. What are the challenges in plastic waste management?</span></h2><p>It is polluting the rivers and oceans.&nbsp;</p><h2><span style="font-size: 12pt;">2. How can plastic waste management system be improved in India?</span></h2><p>By Sending the waste to pollution control board registered recyclers like our company Surya Chemicals.&nbsp;</p><h2><span style="font-size: 12pt;">3. What are the methods of waste disposal?</span></h2><p>By Recycling, incineration, bioremediation and landfills.&nbsp;</p><h2><span style="font-size: 12pt;">4. What are the key driving factors for the growth of the Plastic Waste Management Market?</span></h2><p>The plastic waste management market is expected to be driven by rapid industrialization, expanding urbanization, and growing concern about the environmental impact of incorrect plastic waste management.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p>
KR Expert - Gautam Sharma