According to foreign media reports, on May 18, 2019, Dili, the capital of Timor-Leste, signed a memorandum of un
According to foreign media reports, on May 18, 2019, Dili, the capital of Timor-Leste, signed a memorandum of understanding with Mura Technology of Australia, and Timor-Leste agreed to establish a revolutionary recycling plant with Australian researchers.
This factory has the ability to recycle all plastic waste, which means that Timor-Leste may become the first country in the world to recycle all plastic waste.
It is understood that the new plant costs 40 million US dollars (167 million ringgit) and is expected to be put into operation by the end of 2020. Thomas Masmer, co-inventor of recycling technology, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by telephone: "Plastics, if you don't handle it properly, is a very bad thing. It would be a good thing if you could handle it properly.
Synthetic plastics have made great contributions to promoting industrial development and improving people's living standards. However, excellent stability also makes it difficult to be biodegraded. Many plastic products can only be used once and are discarded in a hurry. Now the recycling and utilization of discarded plastic products has become a worldwide topic.
At present, the most traditional way to treat waste plastics is landfill and incineration, and these methods are gradually being replaced by reuse, degradation or decomposition processes. The new East Timorese factory, which can handle all waste plastics, may be of great help to the disposal of waste plastics in the region.
Original title: Revolutionary factories in East Timor can handle all waste plastics
(Source: Global Plasticization)