Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Recycling of plastic helps us reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with plastic production. Manufacturing new plastic typically involves the release of greenhouse gases, whereas recycling plastic emits fewer emissions.
Reduction in landfill waste
Plastic waste is a significant contributor to landfills, taking up valuable space and potentially releasing harmful chemicals into the environment. By recycling of plastic we reduce the amount of plastic waste that ends up in landfills, helping to alleviate this issue.
Plastic recycling generally requires less energy compared to producing new plastic from raw materials. Recycling processes such as melting and reprocessing plastic waste often consume less energy than the extraction and refining of petroleum to create virgin plastic.
Plastic pollution is a major environmental concern, particularly in oceans and other ecosystems. By recycling plastic, we help prevent plastic waste from entering water bodies, harming wildlife, and disrupting ecosystems e.g. Mangrove forests.