Recycled Hdpe granule impact and contribution to the environment and society
HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) is a commonly used plastic material, widely used in packaging, construction, automotive, medical and other fields. HDPE has advantages such as wear resistance, corrosion resistance, high temperature resistance, and recyclability, but it also generates a large amount of plastic waste, posing a threat to the environment and human health. In order to reduce the generation and treatment of plastic waste, many enterprises and institutions have started to use recycled hdpe granule to replace or mix the raw material HDPE, and manufacture various products. Recycled HDPE particles are recyclable plastic particles made through processes such as cleaning, sorting, crushing, melting, and granulation of discarded HDPE plastics.
Reducing energy consumption: According to a life cycle assessment study, using recycled HDPE particles to produce HDPE pipeline grade resin can significantly reduce total energy consumption, saving 79% to 88% of energy compared to using raw HDPE. This is because the recycled HDPE particles do not require high energy consumption steps such as crude oil extraction, refining, and cracking during the production process, but only require fewer cleaning, melting, and other processes.
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions: According to the same study, using recycled HDPE particles to produce HDPE pipeline grade resin can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reducing emissions by 67% to 71% compared to using raw HDPE. This is because the recycled HDPE particles do not produce a large amount of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane during the production process, but only produce less carbon monoxide and other gases.
Reduce plastic waste: According to the data of the American plastic recycling Alliance (APR), about 35 million tons of plastic waste are produced in the United States every year, of which only about 9% are recycled, and the rest are buried or incinerated. The use of recycled HDPE particles can effectively utilize these plastic waste, reduce the occupation and pollution of land and water resources, and also reduce the harmful substances generated by incineration.
Promoting economic development: The use of recycled HDPE particles can reduce production costs, improve competitiveness, and also create more employment opportunities and tax revenue. According to the estimates of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), every 10000 tons of plastic recycling increased, about 57 jobs and about $1.6 million in tax revenue could be created. In addition, the use of recycled HDPE particles can also meet the needs and preferences of consumers and manufacturers for environmentally friendly products and materials.
In summary, recycled HDPE particles have many positive impacts and contributions on the environment and society, as they can effectively save energy, reduce emissions, utilize waste, and promote economic development.