Disposing of waste polymers (Landfilling (Disadvantage (Waste vast amount…
Disposing of waste polymers
Waste vast amount of space
they may leak pollutants (phthalates and bisphenol A) into the soil and surrounding environment.
all plastic can be disposed by this method
Incineration return some of the energy from plastic production.
plastic incineration tends to cause negative environment and health effects as hazardous substances may be released into the atmosphere in the process.
this method is not fully utilized, due to difficulties with the collection and sorting of plastic waste
its effectiveness is highly depended on public awareness, economic viability, and the implementation of public infrastructures to make recycling more efficient (recycling bins, specialized waste collecting trucks)
recycling is the most effective way to deal with plastic waste
Biodegradable plastics have the potential to solve a number of waste-management issues, especially for disposable packaging that cannot be easily separated from organic waste
Even though biodegradable plastics can be completely metabolize by organisms into carbon dioxide and water, there are allegations that Oxo-Biodegradable plastics may release metals into the environment.