Posted October 16, 2018 06:17:00 When it comes to plastic garbage, the world is full of waste.
There are tons of ways to remove plastic from the environment.
We’re talking about plastic in the ocean, plastics in landfills, plastic in cars and cars in the ground.
But there are also ways to get it out of the environment without harming anyone.
This week, the US Environmental Protection Agency will release new guidelines that will allow businesses to safely remove plastic trash from their premises.
The agency is also proposing that companies that are certified by the Clean Air Act to take plastic out of landfilling facilities, recycling plants and other waste-management facilities can now do so, too.
“There is a big disconnect between the way we think about plastic and how it’s going to be treated in the future,” said Elizabeth McBride, the director of environmental sustainability at the Environmental Working Group, a non-profit environmental advocacy group.
“If you think about it, plastic is an inert material and there’s not really a place for it in the environment.”
The idea of removing plastic from landfiller systems came from the idea that it could be used to generate energy, McBride said.
But the environmental benefits of removing the material are also far outweighed by the potential for health impacts, particularly for the aquatic ecosystem.
The EPA says that when people remove plastic in landfill and recycling plants, they are actually creating a toxic load in the waterways, which can increase the acidity of the water.
That can increase salinity, leading to algae blooms and other issues.
When a plastic-laden garbage truck pulls up, the waste water can get trapped and degrade the fish in the water, McBrides said.
Plastic is also a major component in stormwater runoff, and the EPA is recommending that all stormwater systems in the country have plastic-containing drains to prevent runoff.
“There is not a great deal of data that suggests plastic is bad for the environment, or that it’s good for the ecosystem,” said David DeYoung, a senior scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council, a nonprofit environmental organization.
“It’s a waste product that’s already there, and we’re not trying to do anything about it.
But it’s not going to happen overnight.
We need to get people to think about what they’re doing.”
Plastic is a pollutant in the United States, but there are some exceptions.
People can choose to pay a small fine and still legally dispose of the material.
The plastic industry has a number of incentives to promote plastic waste.
It pays taxes on the products, and it has a business model that includes recycling it.
There’s also the fact that plastics are very inexpensive.
“You can get plastic from most of the countries in the world,” said DeYoung.
“What we’re really seeing is people using it for everything from fishing to packaging to jewelry to jewelry accessories.”
McBride and her colleagues have been studying how to reduce the amount of plastic used in land fill, recycling and other industrial processes.
They have identified a number different ways to do it.
Plastic that is being recycled and recycled properly is a good idea, McBridhes said.
A common method of recycling plastic is to buy a container and fill it with some sort of plastic that you know is not toxic.
When you open the container, you’ll see a plastic bag.
This is called a bag.
The bag contains a plastic filtration system, which is essentially a bag filled with a plastic solution.
It filters the plastic from your food.
Once you take it out, you can wash the plastic bag with water or with soap and then put it back in the bag.
You can then reuse the plastic in other applications, like food packaging.
“When we’re dealing with this plastic in a way that’s not potentially harmful to people, and they’re not actually harming people, that’s a good thing,” McBride explained.
“But they’re also not actually doing any harm to the environment in terms of the amount they’re going to end up polluting.”
A different type of recycling is called “sustainable” recycling.
This type of plastic has a plastic coating that can be removed from the container with a solvent.
If the plastic coating is damaged, the container can be recycled with a different material.
“Sustainable” means that the plastic is made of a material that is biodegradable and does not pose a health risk, McBrea said.
The main thing that companies should be doing when it comes the recycling of plastic is getting rid of it from their packaging, McBridge said.
“They’re not going after the plastic itself.
They’re just going after packaging that’s going into other products,” she said.
When people think of plastic, they typically think of trash, said DeWayne Rolfes, director of the Center for Environmental Science and Policy at the University of Georgia