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@ChintanIndia @Bharati09 @PACE_IND @aipta15 @AIPMA1945 @brkfreeplastic #PET was recently found to be the 2nd worst plastic (after PVC) for #ClimateChange when burned. (Open burning or dumping: only options for #SingleUsePlastic in places with no #WasteManagement). sciencedirect.com/science/art…
@DeebabyAdekunle Thank you! Often it's not even errors, it's everyday practice. Miles of #LDPE wrap is used to get wholesale quantities of product from A to B. In places with no #watemanagement the plastic is usually burned after use 😖 #SingleUsePlastic #SupplyChain #ClimateChange
@DeebabyAdekunle Thank you Modinat, I am trying to find large quantities of it higher up the supply chain, like from warehouses or distribution centres. That way we can collect a lot in a relatively uncontaminated condition. pic.twitter.com/ib2pZ3Yr5K
@Sophie_COO Thanks Sophie, I'm looking for specific supply chains where #LDPE is discarded from pallets, bulk goods, or anything else in large quantities (typically pre-consumer) and not contaminated with food waste. 🤔♻️🕵🏼♀️ warehouses, food m'facturers, agri, construction etc. pic.twitter.com/YmCr0aCBRL
@TamaraPosibi @salmanzafar1979 @WasteAidUK Thanks @TamaraPosibi, I figure there must be similarities everywhere - certain industries, suppliers etc that wrap products in #LDPE & at some point it becomes a single-material waste stream. For example, freight companies or warehouses. pic.twitter.com/5NaIFYMaiw
@TobiOdiachi @TamaraPosibi Thank you @TobiOdiachi this is interesting. I thought of contacting the local plastic manufacturers & asking who their main customers are (agri/ind/commerce) then tracking the plastic down through the supply chain to ID the points at which it becomes a waste... 🕵🏼♀️
@TamaraPosibi We're looking for LDPE discarded by factories & stores, before or at the point between wholesale & retail. Shopping bags go to people's homes & get contaminated/reused as waste sacks, so become difficult to recover. We hope to capture cleaner LDPE from higher up the supply chain.
@TamaraPosibi Thanks Tamara, yes those drinking sachets are a huge problem wherever they are used! 😖 I'm in Rajasthan, India atm. No water sachets but still plenty of plastic waste. Hunting for major sources of "pure" LDPE, maybe grocery wholesale stores?
Q: which industries generate the most #LDPE waste e.g. bags & wrap? Looking at #supplychains for food, consumer goods, construction etc. upstream of final customer (too dispersed for easy collection). Hoping to ID the major sources in countries without #wastemanagement. 🧐♻️