You sit on it, eat it and keep it when you change msds gears. Your children play with it, put it in your hair and have it on the feet. Plastic is everywhere in your everyday msds life and are often shot when talking about environmental impact. But what strain it, and who is responsible? msds
'Plastics in itself is a relatively pure product. Problems arise when you start adding substances that are not good for the environment. It may be, for example phthalates added to soften or fragrances to get toys to smell nice. The harmful substances should help to add and to replace some that do not harm. Those there are lots of, and as we learn more about the effects of substances, we can begin to change their use. "We are still learning
Plastic is a long chain carbon compound. It is also called a polymer, msds wherein the poly means many. The chain can be used as building msds blocks for just about anything, which explains its popularity. Plastic is lightweight, relative to its strength, making it suitable for boxes and food packaging. Natural substances such as metal and wood would in some cases be more durable, but also require a lot more processing as well as roads and cost more in materials and energy in the manufacturing process. Plastic Soup
Conventional plastic msds is not biodegradable, but over time (100-1000 years) decomposes it into very small particles. It can for example see in some of the world garden's large currents or gyrer, as they are called. Here, plastic waste for many years accumulated and is slowly turned into small particles. The large gyrer with high concentration of particles called plastic soup. One of the problems with this soup is that fish eat the particles, after which the fish is caught and eaten by humans. We still know little about the consequences of this. One of the biggest gyrer located off the coast of America, it is believed to cover an area the size of France.
In Denmark, we are good at recycling waste heat by burning msds it, but the trend is towards smaller combustion and more recycling. Recycling is not always so straightforward. Waste from households and, for example, be thoroughly cleaned before it can be for new products, and the process can often require a large energy that incineration is more economical. By the same token, Denmark also has a derogation in relation to EU requirements on recycling of plastic packaging, since we already get something out of plastic in the form of heat. In other countries, run the plastic can not be recycled at the landfill, where it was allowed to be left unused. Plastics and food
A rule of thumb is that you can reuse your plastic packaging to what it has been used before. Have a coop been used for ice cream, you can freeze food in it. If it has been used an acid, it can keep the acid and so on.
Is there a glass and fork symbol on plastic packaging, you can be quite sure it must be used for food. The symbol is used primarily on products where it is not clearly see that they are for food. When it comes to bags, you need to foods only use plastic bags designed for it. Garbage bags and carrier bags are not intended for food and is not under the same laws as plastic for food. Pros and Cons
Awareness of the harmful substances in plastic products are great, and in July this year, a new toy directive on additives in plastics into force. In 2015, also prohibit four types of phthalates, which are detected hormone-disrupting or suspected of being so. This makes toys for both adults and children safer.
Plastics Industry, the Danish association for plastic processing companies and suppliers of machinery and raw materials used by the industry. They represent 70 percent msds of the industry in Denmark. Plastic industry working in industry's interest, but acknowledges some responsibility msds for making the best use of materials and to avoid contamination, among other things in the oceans.
"We have a responsibility to ensure that the plastic utilized in the best possible and not end up in the oceans. Therefore, the plastics industry with 50 plastics organizations from around the world signed a declaration which commits the industry to find solutions to plastic waste in and around our garden, "says, among other things, the Plastics Industry website. Plastic Fishing
One of the solutions is fishing trawlers, which are built on to remove waste from contaminated waters and bring it back to shore. Then, plastic waste is recycled msds or used for energy.
Janez Potocnik, European Commissioner for the Environment, has also joined in the fight against plastic waste in the ocean. At a conference on marine litter, which was held in Berlin at the beginning of the year, said Janez Potocnik, the EU will continue to contribute more actively to the fight for a cleaner marine environment. In 2011 the EU launched msds also a pilot project that supports fishermen economy