Global Warming is the greatest environmental issue in the
present time which is caused by huge amount of wastes that are being burned in
dumpsites that contribute to emission of substances that affect the ozone
layer. Since population every year increases, more resources are used, thus, more
wastes are being produced. Some people
recycle plastics to create new products to be sold or to be reused. Usually the
plastics being recycled are examples of polyethylene terephthalate (PET). PET
bottles are transparent in color and are easier to process because these are
thinner than HDPE or High Density Polyethylene. Therefore, it is concluded that
HDPE bottles are harder to dispose than PET bottles. More
than 8 million tons of HDPE are used toward blow-molded containers such as milk
jugs, juice containers, detergent bottles, motor oil bottles, trash bins, etc.
(RecycledPlastic, 2014). It’s stronger than standard polyethylene and it acts
as an effective barrier against moisture and remains solid at room temperature
(Engineered Plastic Systems, LLC, 2015).