The objective of this document is to analyze the actions in the automotive industry and how they are linked to a professional ethical criterion generating alternatives to plastic recycling in order to broaden the mentality surrounding plastic recycling in order to improve its sustainability. Several publications on this industry have been compiled, detailing vehicle manufacturing processes and how plastics are involved as solutions to consumer demands, as plastics are increasingly a preferred material option for designing and developing complex consumer products, because they are mouldable, lightweight and are often considered highly recyclable materials. In reality, however, recycling the heterogeneous plastics used in these durable goods is a challenge, and presents very different scenarios of how simple products, such as mass consumption products, are recovered through simpler recycling initiatives. While the technology exists to recycle plastics, the feasibility of doing so from industrial or high-level consumer applications is limited by technological and economic constraints. Part of the challenges are the lack of a recycling market and little infrastructure or cost-effective recovery processes. Also, there is a certain level of ignorance among manufacturers, consumers and operators of facilities that process recycled material. For these reasons, plastics that have reached the end of their useful life are likely to end up in a cycle that is not suitable for environmental conservation.
|Translated title of the contribution||A Deontological Vision To The Consumption And Recycling Of Plastics From The Automotive Industry|
|Original language||Spanish (Ecuador)|
|Journal||Revista Caribeña De Ciencias Sociales|
|State||Published - 30 May 2019|