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Waste Nottingham offers businesses and organizations in the Nottingham area cost-effective waste management services. Please phone us on 0115 882 1270 or send a message through the form to reach out to us, and we will return your call. If we want to solve the problem of plastic waste and pollution on our planet, we must reduce plastic consumption and raise knowledge about plastic recycling. Companies alike need to ensure that all of their plastic waste is properly kept separate from other waste and recycled by a professional waste company.

What is Plastic Waste?

Plastic pollution, also known as plastic waste, is defined as “the buildup of plastic objects (such as plastic bottles and other items) in the Earth’s environment that has a negative impact on animals, wildlife habitat, and humans.” It also refers to the huge amount of plastic that isn’t recycled and ends up in landfills or unregulated dump sites due to flytipping. Over 5 million tonnes of plastic are consumed in the UK each year, but only a quarter of it is recycled.

Three-quarters of the remaining emissions have a detrimental effect on our environment, polluting our waters and damaging our ecosystems. Oceans eventually become a place where most plastic waste ends up. The fact is that the amount of plastic on our planet — and the amount that is still being created — is simply too much for us to handle. As a result, in order to ensure a safe and healthy future for our planet, we must modify our attitudes and behaviors regarding plastic. For businesses, that means hiring a waste collection services company to manage your plastic waste. 

What Are The Main Causes of Plastic Waste?

At present, we don’t recycle enough. In plastic recycling this is particularly true. Less than 10% of the plastics that we use will be recycled, and the world’s oceans are estimated to have an estimated 100 million tonnes. We currently have a linear economy in place where plastics are manufactured, used and eliminated. The aim of recycling innovation, however, is to achieve a circular economy in which plastics are produced, used again, recycled and therefore replicated—starting with a circular life cycle. Let’s look at some of the reasons why plastic waste is continuously growing:

Plastic is low-cost, readily available and widely used. 

As plastics are an affordable and sustainable material, everything from packaging materials to plastic bottles, straws, plastic bags, and so on can be found.

Until companies start using alternative materials (such as paper) more environmentally sound, the plastic production and disposal cycle continues.

We are seeing a growing world population, which is coupled with the increase in urbanization.

The population of the world is growing and urbanization is also increasing

Simply put, the more we are in the world, the more demand we have for cost-effective materials and the more plastics we use in excess.

In the first decade of this century, in view of the rapid urbanization and, in turn, demand, more plastic was produced than ever.

The decomposition of plastic takes over 400 years.

The chemical bonds of plastic composition are strong and long lasting. Depending on the type, however, the plastic decomposition rate can vary from 50 to 600 years.

This means that almost every single piece of plastic ever produced and sent to site or dumped in the environment still exists. 

Reducing our plastic waste has many advantages, including the conservation of natural resources, environmental conservation and money savings.

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