Sustainable Plastics

Way forward : Polymer Blended Bitumen Roads

The polymer modified bitumen show better properties for road construction and plastics waste can find its use in this process and this can help solving problem of pollution.Polymer modified bitumen is emerging as one of the important construction of flexible pavements.

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India has stably established itself in the core of the international production of petrochemical and petrochemical- related products. With the economic growth cycle slowing down in the United States, the Asian developing nations, especially India, is ideally fortifying its stand in the global petrochemical market as a producer of these products. The plastics industry has developed considerably since the invention of various routes for the production of polymers from petrochemical sources. Plastics have substantial benefits in terms of their low weight, durability and lower cost relative to many other material types. Today plastics are almost completely derived from petrochemicals produced from fossil oil and gas. Around 4 per cent of annual petroleum production is converted directly into plastics from petrochemical feedstock. As the manufacture of plastics also requires energy, its production is responsible for the consumption of a similar additional quantity of fossil fuels.

Approximately 50 per cent of plastics are used for single-use disposable applications, such as packaging, agricultural films and disposable consumer items, between 20 and 25% for long-term infrastructure such as pipes, cable coatings and structural materials, and the remainder for durable consumer applications with intermediate lifespan, such as in electronic goods, furniture, vehicles, etc. Plastics have only been mass-produced for around 60 years, their longevity in the environment is not known with certainty. Most types of plastics are not biodegradable, and are in fact extremely durable, and therefore the majority of polymers manufactured today will persist for at least decades and probably for centuries if not millennia. Even degradable plastics may persist for a considerable time depending on local environmental factors, as rates of degradation depend on physical factors, such as levels of ultraviolet light exposure, oxygen and temperature, while biodegradable plastics require the presence of suitable micro-organisms. Therefore, degradation rates vary considerably between landfills, terrestrial and marine environments.

Indian Plastic industry faces environmental myths and lacks in technology. Going ahead would be recycling & reuse of plastics which could be a foremost step towards fostering innovation and sustainability.

MEET THE PLASTIC MAN
OF INDIA!

Rajagopalan Vasudevan

Professor Vasudevan has discovered a perfect use for plastic. And, the icing on the cake is that it is cost-effective too! While everyone decries the excessive use of plastic, one man decided to put it to use. Professor Rajagopalan Vasudevan, Professor of Chemistry at Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai is also known as the Plastic Man of India!

Plastic has overtaken our lives and no matter how hard we try not to use it, it manages to sneak in. This is because of the very nature of this substance. It is light, durable, easy to produce, unbreakable, odorless and chemical resistant. But, plastic does not decompose, and that is the problem we face today. Plastic is clogging drains, causing floods, choking animals and in fields, it blocks germination and prevents rainwater absorption.
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Indian Polymer Industry

The plastics industry manufactures polymer materials - commonly called plastics - and offers services in plastics important to a range of industries, including packaging, building and construction, electronics, aerospace, and transportation.

Plastic Issues

Recycling

Legislation

Reduce use of plastics

Sustainable plastics

Business of Sustainable Plastics

Public concern over plastic waste has reached a fever pitch and businesses can no longer ignore calls to reduce the amount of single-use plastic in use.

Plastics and Environment

Longevity and Degradable Plastics

Energy in Plastic Industries

Impact on Environment/Humans , Single use of Plastics

Alternative Solutions

Biodegradable Plastics

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Plastic pollution over ocean and way forward

Environmental impact , plastics Vs paper Vs cloth bags / plastic fabrics for sustainability

Plastic pollution over ocean and way forward

Plastic pollution over ocean and way forward


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