White pollution and how manufacturers deal with it

white pollution and how manufacturers deal with it

white pollution and how manufacturers deal with it

The modern world brings a more comfortable and convenient life. Then, there are many consequences causing from that lifestyle. Plastic pollution is a typical example in this 21st century. However, there is another term that has begun to appear in recent years. That’s “white pollution“. So what this term means and how manufacturers handle it, please read the article below!

What is white pollution and how it affects

Plastic pollution has been a problem that the whole society must face if we don’t want future generation to suffer the consequences of our convenient lifestyle. In fact, “white pollution” – the term used to mean that discarding too many white plastic bags or single-use plastic tableware into our environment. Then, this situation is getting worse without signs of decline, especially in developing countries

Every day walking across convenience stores, you can easily see people holding take-away coffee cups in their hands. Even when shopping in supermarkets, almost everyone uses plastic bags for food. Indeed, the usefulness plastic bags brings has become an indispensable part when it comes to meet the overload demand of human quickly.

white plastic bags on our ocean
white plastic bags on our ocean

You might think that some plastic bags in a week won’t change the situation too much. Perhaps that idea only exists until you see them everywhere, on trees around your house, on the beach your kids go swimming during the summer holidays, and even in the food you’re planning to put in your mouth.

In some developing countries, such as China, Vietnam, the same situation is happening. Specially in India – which country is expected to replace China as the most populous country in the world around 2027, white pollution is existing on their holy river.

Holy river Yamuna covered with white pollution in New Delhi

How manufacturers deal with this pollution?

In the last few years, users have begun to realize that their use of plastic bags as well as disposable plastic articles has a strong impact on the environment. Therefore, consumers are gradually restricting the use of these products. At the same time, they also switched to a number of alternative sources materials such as cloth bags, straws from bamboo, metal containers, etc.

Governments have also release regulations to ban plastic. If not, they know they have to pay a large amount of money in the future to compensate for the consequences of plastic waste. For example, in this year, Canada ban single-use plastics and straw as early as 2021 and paid millions dollar to bring plastic garbage back from Indonesia. Other countries such as Malaysia, China also shut their doors to import waste. All these activities made plastic manufacturers change their method away from traditional way to adapt to the needs of the market

Related: The effects of plastic bags on the environment – how to alleviate this problem

Filler masterbatch
Filler masterbatch

In fact, a lot of vendors feel so hard to replace plastic because they don’t find out the alternative materials and they are not cheap too. If using only resin from oil filter for their own products, it is definitely an unwise decision. Hence, some of them found a way to change plastic products from inside. The answer is Calcium carbonate masterbatch. This masterbatch is a kind of filler made from CaCO3 powder, additive and little primary plastic. So, when mixing almost of them to replace amount of resin in their formular, its performance is so nice and fit to the final plastic products. On the other hand, its price is quite cheaper than normal plastic.

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