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Top 5 Global Plastic Pollution Data

更新时间:2023.06.02     作者:管理员      浏览次数:14
At the time of the Paris Environment Summit, the issue of environmental pollution has drawn renewed attention, especially the issue of plastic pollution. Drawing attention to the global plastic pollution problem are five significant representative statistics.
This year the seven G7 countries, following a meeting of climate, energy and environment ministers, they intend to reduce plastic pollution to zero by 2040. Globally, 460 million tons of plastic were produced in 2019, more than twice as much as in 2000.  
The G7, which includes the United States, Japan, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy and Canada, is the world's largest industrialized country. 
pledged at their summit in April to reduce plastic pollution to zero by 2040, thanks in particular to the circular economy and the reduction or elimination of single-use plastics, as well as those that are not recyclable. 
Five key figures on global plastic pollution: 
The first statistic, global plastic production of 460 million tons: 
Global plastics production does not appear to be slowing down, quite the contrary. According to a February 2022 report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), production increased from 2.34 million tons to 460 million tons between 2000 and 2019. Plastic waste production more than doubles, reaching 353 million tons in 2019. 
The second major figure: 85% of total marine litter 
According to the OECD, 22 million tons of plastic will be released into the environment in 2019 alone, with 6 million tons of that flowing into rivers, lakes and oceans. According to the United Nations Environment Programme, plastic accounts for "at least 85 percent of total marine litter. 
The third key figure
In 2020, 32 percent of the world's plastic will be produced in China; more than half of it will come from Asia. China alone accounts for one-third (32%) of global production. In the decade between 2010 and 2020, it jumps 82 percent, from 64 million tons to 117 million tons per year, compared with a global average growth rate of about 30 percent, according to a report by Plastics Europe. 
Fourth important figure
Europe produces 55 million tons of plastic in 2020, down 5 percent from 2019. 
Only 9% of global waste is recycled: While Europe stands out by recycling more than a third of its plastic waste, only 9% of plastic waste (33 million tonnes) is recycled globally in 2019, according to the OECD. Plastic waste production has more than doubled, reaching 353 million tons in 2019. 
The production of bio-based plastics is promoted by some as an alternative to reducing oil use, but represents only a small part of the industry. Bio-based plastics are plastics whose components are derived from renewable resources, whether animals, plants, algae or residues sugar cane or potatoes .
These plastic alternatives are bags made from animal, plant, algae sugars, and starch products such as sugar cane, potatoes, corn, or wheat, but account for less than 1% of global plastic production by weight. 
Fifth important data
221 kg of plastic per person in the U.S. :: Per capita and annual plastic consumption varies by country/region. In the United States, the figure rises to 221 kg by 2022, compared to 114 kg in European OECD countries. In France, per capita plastic consumption was 70 kg last year, compared to 67.7 kg in 2015. In Japan or South Korea, the per capita consumption of plastic is 69 kg. 
About Henan Pingyuan New Material Technology Co.
Established in 2017, Henan Pingyuan New Material Technology Co., Ltd. has an advanced remanufacturing enterprise integrating R&D, recycling, production and sales of recycled plastics with its factory located in the Economic Development Zone of Fugou County, Henan Province. The company is the world's leading recycled plastic recycling solution provider, with sales centers and warehouse bases in Ningbo City, Zhejiang Province and Dongguan City, Guangdong Province, respectively. We provide recycled plastic recycling solutions for global customers, serving more than 50 foreign trade enterprises and more than 800 factory enterprises in 15 countries and regions. The company has disposed and utilized more than 100,000 tons of various recycled plastics in total.
In September 2020, President Xi Jinping solemnly announced China's ambitious strategic goal of achieving carbon peak by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060 at the general debate of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
The company has long been committed to solving the increasingly serious environmental problems of mankind, deeply exploring the potential value of recycled plastics and promoting the continuous improvement of human living environment. In recent years, the company has taken the lead in carrying out ESG practices in the field of recycled plastics, actively promoting a green and low-carbon production and lifestyle, and continuously creating greater value.
The company is a national high-tech enterprise, a specialized and special new enterprise in Henan Province, and an engineering technology research center for recycled plastic recycling in Zhoukou City, Henan Province;
The company has passed the GRS Global Recycling Standard certification (the first domestic recycled plastic utilization company to obtain this certification);
American UL OBP 2809 tend to sea plastic certification (the sixth company in the world to obtain this certification for recycled plastic utilization);
ISO9001 quality system, 14001 environmental system and 45001 occupational health and safety management system certification; the company has obtained the U.S. Food and Drug Administration FDA test report, the German "New Food and Dietetic Products Act" LFGB test report, the French International Bureau of Inspection BV test report and other international third-party test reports.
The company has built the only set of high standard pilot laboratory in the domestic recycled plastics industry, and has a professional R&D team, and has deep cooperation with research institutes and universities such as Institute of Process Engineering of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Chemistry of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian Institute of Chemistry and Physics of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Zhengzhou University, Henan University of Technology and Dalian University of Technology.
Li Wangliang, the chief scientist of the company, is a special guest researcher of Henan Provincial People's Government, a doctoral supervisor, selected as one hundred people plan of Chinese Academy of Sciences, currently a researcher of Institute of Process Engineering of Chinese Academy of Sciences, deputy director of Green Chemical Research Department, high-level innovative talents of Jiangsu Province, leading talents of science and technology of Jiangxi Province, and an expert member of Catalysis Committee of Inorganic Salt Association of China Chemical Industry Association, the ninth session of Hebei Chemical Industry Society, the honorary chairman of the Institute of Process Engineering of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the chairman of the Institute of Petroleum University (Beijing). Honorary President of the Hebei Chemical Society, Visiting Professor of Petroleum University (Beijing), etc.
From 2010 to 2017, he conducted postdoctoral research at Nanyang Technological University and National University of Singapore. He has conducted research in the fields of solid waste energy and high value utilization, nanofiber membrane separation, etc. His research results have won the second prize of technical invention of the Petrochemical Association, and he has presided over and participated in many national projects, published more than 100 papers in recent years in,, and other international journals, and applied for more than 40 invention patents, of which more than 20 have been granted Chinese invention patents. He has made outstanding contributions to Chinese scientific research.
The main test and inspection instruments are: falling ball drop tester, digital display cantilever beam impact tester (ISO standard and ASTM American standard), spectroscopic light box, spectroscopic colorimeter, temperature and humidity meter, melt flow rate meter, high-precision electronic balance scale, direct reading electronic density meter, rubber hardness meter, servo universal material testing machine, touch screen material horizontal and vertical burning tester, twin-screw high-mixing plasticizing pilot line.
Our main PCR PIR recycled plastic products, such as RABS, RPP, RPET, RPA6, RPA66, RRE, RPP, RTPR, RPC, RPVC, REVA, RAS, RTPU, RTPE, RPS and other materials, are mainly used in daily necessities, daily chemicals, clothing, shoes and hats, electronic and electrical, automotive, petrochemical and other industries. Our main customers are international brands or world top 500 companies such as LG Chemical, Hyosung, Kumho, BASF, Lego, Decathlon, Chanel, Estee Lauder, etc. in South Korea.
After more than ten years of forward-looking layout, the company has formed the upgrade of the whole industrial chain from waste plastic recycling to the application of high-value recycled products. Adhering to the development idea of standardization, grouping and industrialization, the company focuses on building independent intellectual property rights and recycling brands, and drives the upgrading of the whole industry through technology output and brand output, etc. It makes every effort to build a green, low-carbon and technology-empowered recycling economy industrial system for sustainable development, carries out in-depth ESG practices, fulfills social responsibility with high standards, and becomes a model of green and low-carbon development. enterprises.

In the next forty years, the recycled plastics industry will lead to a strong development of blowout, and will form a trillion-dollar recycled plastics market demand. The company actively joins hands with upstream and downstream enterprises in the industry chain, third-party institutions, public welfare organizations and the government to seize the "double carbon" policy opportunity and market opportunity, based on the new development stage, complete, accurate and comprehensive implementation of the new development concept, build a new development pattern, with the goal of improving the utilization rate of recycled environmental protection materials, improving resource utilization efficiency, extending the The company aims to improve the utilization rate of recycled materials, improve the efficiency of resource utilization, extend the recycling industry chain, promote the construction of ecological civilization, and help achieve the global "double carbon" strategic goal.

 

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