Worldwide plastic production increased from 2 Million tons (Mt) in 1950 to 380Mt in 2015. In addition, recycling only means to post the future of plastic, which will ultimately be incinerated to eliminate it completely from the environment1. However, it is surprising to see more impact about new ways to get rid of this material than information encouraging us to reduce their production in daily use. So, should we really be that proud about another organism feeding on our waste?
Despite the advances in recycling and processing that have been occurring in recent years, more than 50% of waste from plastic waste continues ending up in landfills or incinerators. Therefore, being a waste of resources and raw materials. But can plastic recycling be the solution?
Plastic is everywhere, is part of our daily life. This material has reached all corners because its many forms and uses. This plasticity has been achieved by mixing many components, which in turn make recycling very difficult. Among all this plastic, food packaging represents 40% of production. Continue reading