|Series||[United Nations. Document] ID/55; ID/WG.27/14|
|Contributions||United Nations Industrial Development Organization.|
|LC Classifications||JX1977 .A2 ID/55, etc., HD9661.A2 .A2 ID/55, etc.|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||121|
|LC Control Number||71028771|
Plastic has become a ubiquitous part of modern life. A cheap, lightweight material, it is used in everything from food packaging to consumer electronics and microbeads in cosmetic products. However, we are becoming increasingly aware of the problems our reliance on plastic is causing in the environment. For example, recent campaigns have highlighted the build-up of microbeads in the . The Thai government has taken an active role in promoting the bio-plastics industry with the goal to make Thailand the regional ASEAN hub for bio-plastics. The government appointed the National Innovation Agency (NIA) to create a national roadmap for the development of the bio-plastics industry as a new wave industry. The first pathway into the ocean is the one originating in the production and transformation of plastic resin pellets, where inputs like oil and natural gas are turned into a plastic resin, which in turn is transformed into plastic products (Mahdi, ).In , the global plastics production was estimated to total million metric tons per year (Jambeck et al., ; Löhr et al., ).Cited by: 4. plastics, if there is no any artificial processing before being thrown in a landfill is involved. Therefore, before the plastics degrade themselves naturally, more plastics will be manufactured, causing increasing plastic pollution around the world . Hence, with plastics, it is a full circle of problems and challenges that need to be resolved.
The global production of plastic is currently estimated to be around million tons per year, while plastic pollution in the marine environment alone is estimated to be around million tons, with a staggering million tons ending up in the ocean annually (Primary Microplastics in the Oceans, ).To combat this growing issue that adversely affects all living things and contributes to. The first plastic was developed as a result of a competition in the USA.. In the s, $10, was offered to anybody who could replace ivory—supplies of which were declining—with something equally good as a material for making billiard balls. The prize was won by . In the s and s, the plastics industry developed technologies to create a variety of plastics with broad applications. Once World War II began, the US military used these new plastic materials to improve weapons, protect equipment, and to replace heavy components in aircraft and vehicles. occupational health and safety in industries in developing countries and propose future research areas. journals and books. well as rapid industrialization and technological development.
Poorly functioning markets for recycled plastics is one of the biggest barriers facing a circular plastics economy, presenting a challenge to improving global recycling rates. The raw feedstocks for most plastics are fossil fuels, which are currently cheaper to use than recycled materials. As such, the economics of plastic recycling are weak. In , the US exported more than 1 billion pounds of plastic waste to 96 countries, including Kenya. P lastic sales to Kenya totalled Sh billion last . 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.. It is part of the chemical addition, as mineral oil is the major constituent of plastics, it is regarded [by whom?] as a part of the. D-Rev says the knee joint “gives patients a stable gait and is designed with plastics” instead of less cost-effective materials often found in traditional devices. D-Rev reports that more than 6, amputees in 14 countries have been fitted with the ReMotion Knee. Plastic Storage Bags Help Poor Farmers Save Food in Africa.