Plastic waste has become a global environmental issue, but how severe is plastic pollution exactly?
Human beings are facing a crisis of garbage pollution, with the majority coming from plastic waste generated by industrial development and daily consumption. It’s mercilessly destroying marine ecosystems and the Earth’s environment. In 2021, research revealed that plastic could be found from Mount Everest to the Mariana Trench. Currently, the global annual plastic production reaches 400 million tons, with around 12.7 million tons flowing into the oceans. This poses serious threats to marine ecosystems and the entire food chain. Throughout the lifecycle of plastic, each stage generates carbon emissions, contributing to long-term environmental degradation
With a commitment to making a contribution to the planet, BoReTech Group is dedicated to researching and developing recycling technologies for PET bottles and promoting comprehensive resource utilization. Through processes like washing, granulation, and solid state polycondensation, resources are recycled and reused. Products made from recycled PET flakes and pellets are widely used in textiles and food packaging. To promote circular economy, BoReTech regularly collaborates with universities and government agencies, organizing visits and lectures to encourage people get involved in environmental protection.
On August 11th, BoreTech welcomed nearly 30 professors and students from Department of Marine Environmental Engineering of National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology. Through lecture and Q&A, the concept of plastic recycling was shared. As a demonstration factory, Taiwan BoReTech led the guests through production lines, enabling them have better understand the hard work involved in recycling and encouraging them to cherish the hard-won resources.