Industrial plastics are a huge waste problem, but they can be recycled responsibly. We offer industrial plastic recycling for Calgary and the surrounding area, so you can get rid of your waste and help the environment at the same time!
Overview of industrial plastics
Industrial plastics are polymer-based materials that are used to create bottles, bags, pipes and numerous other items. You could say our world is built with different types of industrial plastic. They’re made up of various types of polymers, which is why they can be recycled into a wide range of products.
There’s a lot of industrial plastic produced each year: more than 6 million metric tons are produced yearly in the United States alone – and this number is expected to rise by 40% by 2028. In the last two years alone 17 new plants for creation of industrial plastic have been built. However, only about 11% of the industrial plastics is actually recycled – meaning that over 90% ends up in landfills or incinerators instead.
The International Energy Agency warned last fall that the world is on pace to double the amount of this waste in the oceans by 2030 and more than quadruple it by 2050.
Ocean Conservancy International Coastal Cleanup data shows that over 11 million metric tons of plastics enter the ocean every year. Most of it are single use packaging for food.
How to recycle plastics
Plastics can be recycled responsibly:
Separate waste materials into different bins (e.g., trash cans) based on their material types (e.g., paper vs plastic). This helps avoid contamination during
transportation; it also allows you to sort out what comes from your home versus what you get from other sources like restaurants or offices where people may bring their own takeout containers without realising how much waste there really is!
Why is it important to recycle industrial plastics?
The fact remains that there are many reasons why industrial plastics are in need of recycling. For one thing, they aren’t biodegradable and have the potential to take centuries or more to break down. Additionally, because they’re not easily recycled and can be difficult to dispose of safely (i.e., we don’t want them floating around in our oceans), it’s important for us as consumers to take responsibility for disposing of industrial plastics properly via recycling facilities or services, like those offered by Green Planet Recycling. One way you can help is by making sure you’re buying from businesses that use recycled materials when possible!
How to get rid of industrial plastic
Common types of industrial plastic that can be recycled are:
These plastics are better recognised in their commercial forms, as finished products.
We are talking about things like:
- Food Packaging
- Polyester fibres
- Sheet signs
- Aircraft components
- Clear film
- Milk jugs
Industrial plastics are a huge waste problem, but they can be recycled responsibly. Industrial plastic recycling is important for the environment and the economy, but it’s also important for the future of our planet.
We offer pickup for industrial plastic recycling, so you don’t have to worry about disposing of it. Our team will come to your site and get rid of various types of waste, industrial plastics included.