Reading again one of mine few first articles in the recycling category and specifically the post named “An Abstract”, I concerning for a further development of the reading in terms of understanding and concept expression.
What You Can And What You Can Not Recycle
Recycling is a fascinated process that means the use of certain materials for an infinite reproduction. These materials such as Glass, Metals and Aluminium are products provided from the planet and extracted just once from it. Meanwhile, materials such as plastic and paper, unfortunately, are products recyclable for limited numbers of times and therefore extracted multiple times from the planet. The repetitive process of extraction and conversion to a final product for the public is expensive and wasteful for the environment.
On a process of mechanization in a recycling system under software modelling per selection material, the energy consumed for the operation is the most important data that we have to take in account. For example, plastic once has used for the first time and throw away in the landfill can be turned in fabrics and used again on clothes. An example of this process is Adidas with the Startup Parley producing their shoes from ocean plastic. The downside of this mechanism is that after the shoes produced, once they will be used by the consumer that product will go inevitably being as an unrecyclable product.
Paper is another important material to take into account. Paper can be recycled from 5 to 7 times per usage because the fibres that constitute this material after recycling processes they will shorten their length. Ultimately, paper will be converted to newspaper or egg-cartons that after their usage they will probably send it to some incinerator centre that after compression will burn the paper for electricity production. Of course, this method will certainly emit some amount of Co2 emissions in the atmosphere and a repetitive extraction of resources from the planet that in this case cover the Flora sphere.
Plastic is a derivate from crude oil after synthesizing chemical mechanisms and paper is from plants and flora processes. The ecological factor of a source can’t be considerate under a market category guided only from the profit of the action. What we have to look is the energy consumed from that source to a final product for the public and not the profit or the earning that this operation can provide to the market.
The Globalized Capitalistic Method Of The Finance Rapists
Around the end of 2017, China has stopped to accept and recycle waste from USA and Europe because of the health of their citizens and (in my opinion) because it’s time that the western countries take their responsibilities. So, before 2017 imagine all these big boats that every day travelling from one port to another full of rubbish containers on the Oceans to China. There are not yet electric boats, boats going with oil and oil means Co2 emissions. Also, marine human waste international traffic means pollution and disturbance to the marine wildlife. All of this mechanism consumes an enormous amount of energy because the ecological factor has been counted it under a globalization scheme as any other industrialization factor.
In other terms, they send tonnes and tonnes of waste on a boat across the Ocean because coast less to be recycled there and because provide an increasing amount of profit for the market. This is really stupid! This process takes away new jobs opportunities at the national level, the opening of new local businesses and new possibilities for the citizens who want privately recycle their own waste.
A good example of international collaboration is from the R&D (Research and Development) Institutions such as Universities. They interact with them for a common research at the global level with a final target that took a future common wealth. Communication of data and information is by digital and this means no paper. No paper means less Co2 emissions and less recalling of Earth sources such as trees or Flora organisms. Another kind of energy is consumed such as electricity but this can be ultimately produced from renewable sources such as the sun. A university in New York has recently studied a way to convert plastic waste unrecyclable products in energy throughout the gasification process. Imagine this research further developed with international collaborations and actualized then on nation-by-nation.
This is a so-called “responsible production and consumption” system for the people and not a globalization scheme that could advantage just a privileged few individuals in the finance sphere. I hope to have expressed myself as clear as possible this time. Let me know what you think about that and if you don’t feel so I will understand. Keep fight the giant and don’t get lost out there.
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