We don’t need to emphasize how important it is to get rid of packaging waste in a conscientious way so that it does not pose a threat to living beings and the nature around us and it doesn’t accumulate in the environment or landfills as one of the most common types of waste.
Besides these basic materials, most packaging contains additional harmful substances such as glue, paints, coatings, etc. And the material itself in certain types of packaging waste poses a danger to human health and the environment. For example, it is known that PET plastic is a huge global problem, not only because of its indestructibility but also because it tends to release microplastics and these small pieces of plastic then end up in the soil, water, and living things. Research has shown that microplastics are found in almost everything (including food), and frightening statistics show that each of us eats so much plastic per week that one payment card could be made of it!
Here is a list of the packaging waste that we buy and recycle in Steel Impex:
- waste cardboard
- waste paper
- waste glass packaging
- waste wooden packaging
- waste PET packaging
- waste nylon