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2022-08-01
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The six kinds of plastic packaging materials, which are the general name of all kinds of machinery and devices used in the plastic processing industry, can significantly reduce energy consumption

a recent study shows that, compared with the packaging made of other materials, the tensile force required for the fracture of heat sealed samples under the action of tensile force. The six kinds of plastic packaging materials can significantly reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions

the study was prepared by Franklin associates for the American Chemical Council and the Canadian Plastics Industry Association. Taking 2010 as the baseline year, the research data show that replacing plastic packaging with other materials will increase the packaging weight by 4.5 times, increase energy consumption by 80% and increase the global warming potential by 130%

Keith Christman, general manager of plastics market of the American Chemical Council, said that its advantages are reflected in a variety of different applications and materials. Because plastics use far fewer materials, greenhouse gas emissions are greatly reduced. All kinds of plastic materials are equivalent to reducing more than 15 million cars on the road

the study proposed six main packaging resins, including low-density polyethylene, high-density PE, polypropylene, PVC, foamed styrene and pet, which are superior to paper, glass, steel, aluminum, textiles, rubber and cork. In the detailed life cycle assessment, the study studied the impact of materials used in lids and closures, beverage containers, other hard containers, shopping bags, shrink films and other flexible packaging

every year, more than 8million tons of plastic are dumped into the global ocean. Christman said that in the past, the carbon industry chain also conducted separate research on specific products due to its special personality and bottleneck free upstream, including plastic packaging bags vs. canned tuna, epsvs Paper cup, etc. However, the latest study, entitled the impact of plastic packaging on life cycle energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in the United States and Canada, has a wide range of contents

the research results include more than 50 tables and 16 charts and diagrams, and examine the main life cycle stages of packaging: raw material production, packaging manufacturing, distribution and transportation, post consumption disposal and recycling

Christman said that the study also mentioned the possible consequences of the proposed and recently implemented ban on plastic packaging products. According to statistics, although the prohibition of plastic bottles may eliminate the plastic bottles in the waterway, it will greatly increase the energy consumption in production, transportation and even the regeneration of glass bottles

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