Its versatility allows us a more convenient and hygienic lifestyle. Plastic is used in almost everything, ranging from household products such as toothbrushes, stationery, paper cups and drinking bottles to medical devices, including syringes, saline bags and medical gloves. Plastic complement our daily routine from the moment we wake up until the moment that we switch off the light and go to bed at night.
Over the last decade, however, the world’s population has dramatically increased, resulting in an enormous quantity of plastic waste, with the majority disposed to landfills, only to remain there forever. This process allows very little waste to be disintegrated, even though heat processing.