Scrap Trading and Recycling: A ray of hope for a Greener World!
Ever wondered how you can conserve natural resources, reduce energy consumption, keep waste out of landfills, create jobs and improve the trade balance, all at the same time? While everything from pin to paper, wood to tin comes with an expiry date, the corporate experts with their intelligence derived a concept of RECYCLING to build a greener world. We can’t deny about millions of components getting thrown after their expiry but there can be tiny particles inside them with longer self-life and that can be used/ processed further. Here comes the main motto of Recycling: ‘Re-Defining the Value’.
While Governments and NGOs have emphasized the importance of recycling and controlling scrap material pollution, there still remains a lot to be done. Plastic pollution has become one of the most pressing environmental issues with the rapidly increasing production of disposable plastic products. Production and development of thousands of new plastic products accelerated after World War II; transforming the modern age with life without plastics would be unrecognizable today. Half of all plastics ever manufactured have been made in the last 15 years. Production increased exponentially, from 2.3 million tons in 1950 to 448 million tons by 2015. Production is expected to further double by 2050. According to several studies, plastic pollution is most visible in developing Asian and African nations where the garbage collection systems are often inefficient or non-existent. And not to miss the 8 million tons of plastic waste that escape into the oceans from coastal nations every year. Being aware of this scenario, can we say that scrap trading and recycling will be the right solution to this global issue?
In this fast-moving world, recycling is a boon to the global environment. It reserves natural resources, reduces cost to firms and recycling of paper helps reduce tree cutting significantly. Though it is highly beneficial, many paper recycling industries are facing challenges starting from the process of collecting paper to sorting, shedding and de-inking. During the first process in recycling which is the collection of paper, 100 tons of paper scrap needs to be unloaded from a truck. However, it is found that a major portion of the scrap loaded is demolished by mixing the material with water, resulting in the loss of components and the scrap cannot be used further. This is the wicked strategy used by many of the scrap dealers where they knowingly misrepresent the quantity to avail more profits during loading the paper scrap into the trucks. They load wet scrap and cover the other half with dry paper scrap so that the weight of the truck increases as the GRN is decided on the weight of the loaded and unloaded truck. This awful act by traders deprives manufacturing units of utilizing the scrap materials. There should be an end to this contamination and a solution that protects the interest of Paper Recycling Units has to be driven.
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THE IMPORTANCE OF RECYCLING PLASTIC SCRAP
Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle! We often come across these eco-friendly concepts of preserving the planet. We know it is important to follow these practices, but many of us might not understand exactly why we need to RECYCLE.
The human being is a social animal who depends primarily on nature to survive. From Stone Age to the modern era, man has been depending on nature for food, cloth, and shelter. To attain a standard livelihood, he uses natural resources by mining, fishing, cultivating, etc. Nature doesn’t expect us to be grateful for its offering, but as human beings, we are obliged to preserve nature. The best solution to preserve nature is adopting the concept of RECYCLING.
Why is it important to recycle?
It is important for the scrap materials either old or lying around unused to be transformed into something new. Wondering why?
- It can benefit the environment.
- Raw materials and natural resources aren’t wasted.
- Energy is saved during the manufacturing process.
- There’s less waste going to landfills.
- It also helps keep wildlife safe.
If scrap is not recycled, it can negatively impact our environment. Waste can emit greenhouse gases, contributing to global warming and climate change. It will also cause air and water pollution, and put lives at risk.
Now we are aware of the need to recycle the scrap materials around us. We also need to know that there are some components that cannot decompose. First on the list comes PLASTIC. Plastic is one of the most used materials in the world: studies show we use about 20 times more plastic than we did 50 years ago. The popularity and widespread use of various kinds of plastic materials are why handling it responsibly once it becomes scrap is so important.
Plastics are synthetic or semi-synthetic materials that have polymers as the main ingredient. Initially, plastics were made with the use of natural materials that had intrinsic plastic properties, such as Shellac and chewing gum. Then plastic was produced from chemically processing the natural materials such as rubber, nitrocellulose, collagen, and galalite. The process of plastic making includes molding, extruding or pressing solid objects of various shapes, making it an adaptable material for many different uses.
Plastics are broadly categorized into two types:
- Thermosetting plastics
Thermoplastics are plastics that can be molded by the heat process. Examples include polyethene, polystyrene, and PVC that are used in making carry bags, bottles, pipes etc. Thermosetting plastics are quite opposite to Thermoplastics; these kinds of plastics cannot be molded again and again by the use of heat. Bakelite and melamine that are used in making handles of utensils, switches and fire-resistant fabric fall under this category.
In today’s world, we cannot imagine life without Plastic. From pen to water bottle, cheap toys to food parcels, plastics are used everywhere. Natural decomposition of plastic can take 400 to 1000 years and some types of plastics are even non-degradable. This arise the necessity for proper disposal of plastic as it is hard to decompose, the ultimate solution for plastic pollution control being RECYCLING.
Why is plastic pollution considered a serious threat? Why do we need to reduce the consumption of Plastics?
- Many animals eat plastic materials and die. Over 90% of all aquatic animals and seabirds are found to have traces of plastic waste in their stomachs.
- Drinking from plastic bottles or using plastic containers and food bags can cause Cancer
- Both creation and recycling of plastic produce toxic gases which affect air, water and land pollution.
Despite amendments made by many countries in the world to control Plastic pollution or ban the usage of plastic, we find the increasing use in plastic, many times clogging the forests, oceans, rivers, lakes, etc., which is affecting the aquatic and wild lives. Currently, only 9% of the world’s plastic scrap material is getting recycled. Every year new amendments, laws, regulations will come up but these have to be understood and strictly followed by the citizens.
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