Plastic waste can be used in a number of ways, including:
Recycling: Plastic waste can be recycled to produce new plastic products, such as packaging materials, containers, and household goods. Recycling plastic waste can help to reduce the demand for new plastic and to reduce the environmental impacts of plastic production.
Energy recovery: Plastic waste can be used as a fuel in waste-to-energy facilities, where it is burned to generate electricity or heat. This can help to reduce the amount of waste that is sent to landfill and to recover some of the energy that is contained in the plastic.
Landfill cover: Plastic waste can be used as a cover material in landfills to help reduce odors and to prevent rainwater from infiltrating the landfill and coming into contact with the waste.
Road construction: Plastic waste can be used as a substitute for traditional materials, such as asphalt, in the construction of roads. Using plastic waste in road construction can help to reduce the amount of plastic waste that is sent to landfill and to improve the durability and performance of the roads.
Steel Manufacturing : Waste plastics can be used as replacement of coking coal (by up to 1%) in coke making. Waste plastics can also be added in marginal quantities in Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) as replacement of pet coke.
Overall, there are a number of different ways in which plastic waste can be used, with the specific method chosen depending on the characteristics of the waste and the goals and objectives of the waste management program.