Surveys suggest that 50 percent of plastic consumers use is single-use or disposable. It is also important to minimize plastic use as well as clean because of the current scale of plastic utilization.
Fremont, CA: Every year, more than 500 billion pounds of plastic waste pops up, 33 percent of which goes for single-use and is thrown away. It is clear that, in order to move towards a sustainable development model, the world needs all available technologies and efforts to be free of plastics.
Surveys suggest that 50 percent of plastic consumers use are single-use or disposable. It is also important to minimize plastic use as well as clean because of the current scale of plastic utilization. Technology will help to do this and overcome the problems caused by plastics, and scientists and researchers are looking for solutions to establish strategies to minimize plastic contamination.
Let us look at three ways to tackle plastic using technology:
Big Data and Visualization
It is expected that a large part of the problem with handling e-waste is the lack of appropriate information. Big data will be important for monitoring and measuring the earth's resources. Using machine learning and data visualization, big data solutions can make better choices.
Organizations are providing digital tokens for the replacement of recycled plastics protected by blockchain technology. They are aimed at preventing the influx of plastics into the environment, recycling, and reducing waste. Tech companies are setting up plastic banks focused on scaling their blockchain solutions to satisfy rising requirements and safe transactions.
Satellites can be used to identify and monitor the vast amount of plastic from space and focus on cleaning the most concentrated areas. Machine and satellite imaging can clean and collect 5 trillion plastic trash that have been identified in ocean garbage patches around the world. It is considered that, within five years, 50percent of this garbage can be accumulated using this technology.