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What the Future Holds for Plastic Pet Bottle Manufacturers?

by Ricky Martin Marketing Consultant
Plastic, a very valuable and suitable material, is also one of the world’s biggest environmental threats, yet both industry and society are still excessively dependent on its usage. But here comes one question: Are biodegradable polymers able to ease plastic’s environmental impact? Let’s seek the answer below.

From preliminary beginning, plastic was termed an amazing material. Following 80 years of innovation linking corrections extend across industry and academe, heavy production of plastic became fruitful and revolutionized consumerism in the post-World War II era. Plastic, though an easy synthetic polymer made up of small molecules (monomers) associated together in a repetitive structure, is very versatile; with properties extending from, resistance to corrosion, light weight, high strength, transparency, low toxicity to toughness. Preferred by almost every industry across the globe, from food packaging to space research, plastic is the best available commodity of ease. Some of the leading names in the plastic industry include polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polystyrene (PS) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC).

Though the convenience of plastic production by PET bottle manufacturers produces low-cost goods, the linear plastic economy accepted witnesses 90% of products used once and then cast-off, thus resulting into a global environmental crisis. Since the plastic revolution, 6.3 billion tonnes of plastic waste has been generated all over the world.

According to report, around 79% of plastic goes as waste in landfills, which leads to up to 2.41 million tonnes of plastic waste going into oceans via rivers every year3,4. Toughness, one of plastic’s biggest assets is now its expletive–its heftiness refers that plastics prevail in our environment for hundreds of years. Even when tainted, plastic never really leaves the environment but remains in the environment present as tinier pieces not visible to the naked eye (microplastics) that are known to affect marine life and proliferate up the food chain. Together with a solution to the running plastic waste problem, a new plastic future is also required.

Reduce, reuse and recycle have been adopted as an universal approach to fight the rising plastic waste problem. The idea is to develop a circular plastic economy where products are 100% recyclable, used for as long as possible, and their waste is reduced.
Biodegradable polymers are known to be torn into smaller molecules, such as CO2, CH4 and H2O, by microorganisms giving the aerobic or anaerobic conditions. Though not always needed, abiotic chemical reactions like photodegradation, oxidation and hydrolysis can also help in the degradation process. There are several instances of biodegradable polymers, some are extracted from plants, animals or micro-organisms, others are genuinely synthetic (man-made). The most generally known synthetic biodegradable polymers are polylactide (PLA), polyglycolide (PGA), polycaprolactone (PCL), polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA), poly(butylene succinate) (PBS) and poly(butylene adipate-co-terephthalate) (PBAT).

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