RE-PLAST 2017 is the focal point for the increasingly complex and international plastics recycling industry in Egypt, Africa and the Middle East. The event brings together plastics re-claimers, equipment manufacturers, brand owners, brokers, government officials and leading sustainability voices from around the globe to deepen connections and push the sector forward.
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Plastic Market & Facts
Plastic takes 450 years to disintegrate, wind helps it travel far, and when it reaches our waters it stays there for a long time. What does that mean? It simply means that living creatures are harmed every day because of plastic. They get entangled, suffocate, and starve. Our increasingly fast-paced lifestyles bring a rise in the consumption of this convenient material. Plastic surrounds us in bottles, bags, packaging, and generations are brought up taking its disposal for granted. Toss away one plastic bottle, and buy another.
The sheer volume of plastic waste generated coupled with energy and material resources required for production, as well as emissions resulting from these processes paint a grim picture of the environmental havoc created by plastic bags.
Single-use plastic bags are a huge threat to the environment as an estimated 1 trillion such bags are consumed worldwide every year.
Plastic bags are notorious for their interference in natural ecosystems and for causing the death of aquatic organisms, animals and birds.