Change our consumption habits, stop using packaged products and replace it with sustainable alternatives (bioplastics, edible packaging). All transformations are necessary and requires but require a lot of time. Meanwhile, we need to find transitional solutions.
The most efficient way to avoid waste is the reutilization of plastics, a step up from recycling. A chair made out of tires or fabric made of woven plastic bags are two examples of reusing materials.
When plastic cannot be reused, it can be recycled. Various simple processes such as shredding, melting, extruding or injecting make it possible to obtain new materials (insulating material, building bricks, tiles or even furniture..)
When plastic is no longer reusable or recyclable, it can still be valued one last time by recovering the energy it contains. The liquids or synthesis gases obtained can be used as substitutes for fossil fuels (industrial boiler, district heating): as fuel for slow engines (ships, construction machinery, generators …) or after distillation, as liquid fuels (gasoline or diesel) for vehicles.