Study: Norway recycles 97% of all plastic waste in the country

The technology allows the country to recycle 97% of all plastic, especially plastic bottles, 92% of which

allow you to re-use them for bottling. No more than 1% of the total plastic used in the country is released into the environment.

The technology allows you to use the same plastic bottle at least 50 times. At the same time in the USA the level of processing of plastic bottles is no more than 30%, and in the UK - 20%.

In the traditional business modelIt is cheaper to create new plastic than to recycle the old one and use it. In Norway, when buying a plastic bottle, people pay a tax for using it at about $ 0.3. You can get them back by handing this bottle in a special vending machine. So in many European countries take glass bottles - this allows you to increase the amount of sorted garbage.

In addition to working with buyers, the authorities introducedenvironmental tax for plastics manufacturers. A business can avoid it only if it uses recycled bottles more than new plastic products.