Plastics are easy to process and shape, and they are rich in raw materials, so they are widely used and can even replace some wood products and metal products. After plastics are used in large quantities, the larger problem that arises is plastic recycling. Plastics are difficult to repair after damage and are difficult to recycle. If they are burned, they will release harmful gases. If they are buried, they will be difficult to decompose and cause soil pollution.
Petroleum is a non-renewable resource and is facing a crisis of depletion. Plastic raw materials are petroleum-based chemical products. Therefore, the recycling of recycled plastics can reduce the exploitation of oil and play a role in saving oil. It can be said that recycled plastics are equivalent to Oil regeneration. According to statistics, every 1 ton of waste plastic barrels is recycled and processed, which is equivalent to saving 5 tons of oil and reducing 3.75 tons of carbon dioxide. In addition, recycled plastics can also greatly reduce the pollution of waste plastics to the environment, so it is valued by all countries. The recycling of waste plastics is an industry that benefits the country and the people.