We have all seen the terrible photographs that immortalize the environmental disaster that the excessive consumption of plastic is creating on our planet. who can forget the heartbreaking pictures of some of our most beautiful fish and mammals swimming through a floating sea of debris.
Being hailed as one of the biggest disasters of our time, although recycling our rubbish has become established in our daily routine, we are failing to see the amount of plastic that use and understand the effects of throwing it away. Plastic production is uncontrollable and often excessive and has does catastrophic damage to our ecosystem.
Islands of trash, beaches covered with waste, animals nearing death or injured by containers or plastic bags make us move and angry and perhaps even feel powerless in the face of all this. If we think that a very common plastic bag, takes from 100 to 1000 years to degrade, we must carefully consider how to act in order to improve the situation we have created.
So, did you know that recycled plastic can be transformed into …
Benches and urban furniture
If all park benches were made of recycled materials they would require minimal maintenance. Heterogeneous recycled plastic is THE way forward for urban furnishings and fixtures such as benches, baskets and railings.
It’s summer, the sun is high and we need to protect our eyes. Fashion brands have begun to invest in recycling and transforming low-quality plastic waste into materials that can then make a nice pair of sunglasses.
For fans of mountain adventures and more, recycled plastics are now being used in technical clothing, goggles and safety wear.
Armchairs and sofas
The polyester thread obtained from the recycling of PET (Polyethylene terephthalate, or plastic material) is now being woven into fabrics for furnishing. Treated appropriately, they can achieve fire-retardant and smoke-proof.
Plants help to keep our air clan and what better was to support this natural air pruifier than in a recycled plastic pot. The mixture of recycled polyethylene and virgin polyethylene produces excellent flower pots of different shapes and sizes (even very large), light, non-toxic and very resistant to shocks and temperature changes.
These are just some of the items we can get thanks to the recycling of plastic. To this list we can also add lamps, crates for vegetables, brooms, buckets, chairs, shopping trolleys and much more!
To help to continue to remove excess plastics from our world, make sure that you choose only items that are made from recycled plastic.
Your planet will thank you for it.