Most of recycled material we generate Are not recycled.
Most of recycled materials we generate are not
being recycled. According to 2019 report
by Green Peace, only 23% is being recycled. The rest
77% end up in landfill or in the ocean, wander around and
create a huge island of trash without being decomposed.
The trash island is 16 times the area of Korea
and weighs up to 80,000 tons.
Plastic waste increases every year and
It will greatly affect our lives.
With a traditional method of manually sorting
the recycled materials, It becomes impossible
to handle ever growing wastes. If we cannot sort
the recycled materials from the waste,
The waste has to end up in a landfill or incinerator.
Such methods creates secondary and tertiary
environmental pollution And the result comes
right back to us.
Transition from 'Linear Economy' to
According to a 2019 report by Greenpeace, only about 23% of the world's recycled
waste is actually being reused. The remaining 77% of waste is either landfilled or
ends up floating in the oceans, forming large garbage islands that are about four times the size of California and weigh approximately 800,000 tons. Until now, after products were manufactured through resource extraction, the most common disposal methods were 'incineration' or 'landfill', in other words, the traditional 'linear economy'. However, as an alternative to the limitations of this linear economy, various international organizations led by the UN have spearheaded a global environmental policy shift towards 'circular economy' promoting a transition to resource circulation. In line with this approach, AETECH seeking solutions that diverge from
the old practice of seeking new landfills and focus on swiftly recovering and recycling more resources as a fundamental measure.