Recycling plastic products has become an important issue in every country. The discarded plastic garbage is called "white pollution" by Nick. This substance becomes hazardous waste because it can be broken down into toxic substances, which then pollute the soil and water, thereby re-entering the food chain.
In the plastic recycling process, waste is recycled through a chemical process and turns into useful plastic products. Modern recycling factories now recycle waste plastics from water bottles or plastic containers and then turn them into useful products to make chairs, tables, and recyclable plastic toys. In the recycling process, waste plastics are classified as "resin identification codes." This is a method used to correctly identify the polymer type of the material. This method was invented by the "Society of Plastic" in 1988. Since then, this method has been used to separate different types of plastics to better recycle the output.
Billions of waste enter into our sewage and water stream systems every year. Cleaning up the sewage and blockage caused by these wastes is expensive. Another impact of "white pollution" is the adverse impact on the human population. Many countries, especially in western countries, have very strict environmental guidelines for recycling plastic waste, and the government outsources plastic waste to third-world countries. Onshore recycling facilities are cheaper than recycling plastic or other waste. This method is becoming more and more popular in rich countries. One is that it is cheap, and the other is that the laws of the third world countries are not so strict. Recycling plastic can also cause air pollution, which may degrade soil and water.