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Wiscon Envirotech Helps Mexico with Fighting Against Plastics


Mexico City is going to war on plastic waste. A decade after its authorities started charging shoppers for carrier bags, it has passed a ban on a number of single-use plastic items.

Plastic bags will disappear from shops in the city by next year. And from 2021, single-use items including cutlery, straws, cups and balloons will be against the law.

The government says it is phasing in the new legislation to give businesses, including Mexico City’s many street food vendors, time to find alternatives to plastic wrappings.

With a population of almost 9 million people, Mexico City is second only to New York when it comes to producing waste.

Its decision to crack down on single-use plastics follows action by 27 other countries that have already implemented bans or restrictions.

Turning the tide of plastic waste

In its report The New Plastics Economy, the World Economic Forum says 95% of the economic value of plastic packaging produced globally is wasted because of low recycling and reuse rates.

The world produces more than 300 million tonnes of plastic packaging every year. One-third of this is never collected by the waste system, and a lot of that ends up in our oceans.

Wiscon can give a hand

Last month, a washing line for post-consumer products was test-run and sent to Mexico. To mimic the actual use, a massive amount of plastic wastes was dumped into the inline machines. The waste consisted of all kinds of everyday plastic ranging from package to bottle. After processed by Wiscon shredder, Wiscon granulator, centrifugal dryer, etc, the fine 10mm regrind was obtained.


The resulting regrind was dried and clean as expected and was ready to be utilized in the following stage. Witnessing the whole procedure, the client was satisfied with the Wiscon’s customizable, flexible and modular washing line.

Wiscon believes with more washing lines are installed and used by Mexican recycling companies, the plastic war will end soon, so will the world.