Green issues and concern for our environment are ever present in today’s society. Awareness of the need for sustaining our energy sources is one aspect of this and for those who work within the plastics industry disposal of waste products is a concern.
To this end, many utilise Plastic Recycling Centres. Re-use of the product in different forms, and for different uses seeming a sustainable method.
It was exciting to read this weekend of the latest developments in this area: Charles Kennedy, “Oil Price.com” this weekend released an article regarding “New Process Recycles Old Plastics into Usable Liquid Fuels”.
The article explains how researchers in India, have developed a process that can turn old low-density polyethylene (the most common form of plastic waste) into usable liquid fuels.
Plastics are very useful during their product life but once disposed they don’t degrade naturally, and this can create huge problems in terms of waste disposal. Perhaps now due to this development the highly useful medium of plastic can be recycled into a form that supports our future need for energy.
The article is corroborated in a Press Release from Clean Technica:
“A new, relatively low-temperature means of creating liquid fuels from common plastic waste has been developed by researchers from the Centurion University of Technology and Management, and the National Institute of Technology, both in India.
This relatively low temperature means of creating liquid fuels from common forms of plastic waste – low density polyetheline- to produce an effective oil alternative. “
This should encourage those who don’t at present utilise Plastic Recycling Centres to do so. An amazing material, in its product lifetime, may keep on giving in its recycled form.
At Masterflex not only do we segregate as much of our waste as possible for recycling, we also produce a range of hoses that are targeted on a safer environment. From asbestos, to harmful exhaust fume removal. An ISO registered UK manufacturer, and member of SHAPA, we manufacture industrial technical hose that makes the working environment safer for many.