7 Benefits of plastic and metal recycling

7 Benefits of plastic and metal recycling

After reviewing the importance of plastic and metal lets put some data and precise benefits of the it’s recycling process, as we saw for the papel and glass recycling:

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The importance of recycling plastic and metal

The importance of recycling plastic and metal

Packaging is usually used to contain, protect, handle or deliver goods like food or products in general. Besides the content, packaging also includes auxiliary or ancillary elements (such as labels, lids (on yogurt pots, for example), fillings, among others).

Packaging can be made from different types of material, such as glass, cardboard, plastic or metal, among others.

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Glass: a successful case study

Glass: a successful case study

Glass is an inorganic material that is obtained mainly from silica sand (SiO2, around 70%[1]), calcium carbonate (Ca2CO3, around 15%), limestone (CaCO3, approximately 10%) and other additives, by melting at about 1,500 ºC (2,732 ºF).

According to different sources, glass was first manufactured around the year 3500 a.C. in Egypt other sources indicate its origin to be2500 a.C. in Mesopotamia[2]– as a decorative element, and its different uses have evolved. Thus, glass has been used to manufacture vessels, windows and nowadays, above all, for packaging, specifically for liquids, since it’s a type of packaging that neither interferes nor alters the taste of its contents. We have been manufacturing glass for the last 4,500 years, at least.

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