Microplastic / Clean Tech

February 9, 2023
Korea Ansan
Green leader

[Microplastic] Microplastic refers to tiny pieces of plastic formed during the decomposition of plastic products. Microbeads, which are small plastic particles used in cosmetic scrubs, abrasives in toothpaste, pharmaceuticals, research, and industrial supplies, are also a major cause of microplastics. Microplastics occur in food packaging, vinyl, tea bags, wet tissues, air, plants from soil contaminated with microplastics, sea salt, fish, tire dust, and when washing clothes made of synthetic fibers. absorbed into the human body through Microplastics pollute the environment and accumulate in organisms through the food chain. Microplastics are detected not only in tap water, but also in purified bottled water and various foods, and they exist in the air, so we drink them when we breathe. It is known that most of the microplastics are discharged from the human body, but in the case of nanoplastics, they are accumulated in the body and cause various adverse effects on the human body, such as causing cancer and inflammation, and are emerging as a very serious problem worldwide.

[Clean Tech] While environmental technologies so far have focused on properly handling pollution after it has occurred, CleanTech focuses on fundamentally reducing or eliminating the generation of pollutants while reducing energy and resource consumption. In other words, clean tech is a generic term for new environmental technologies that fundamentally suppress the occurrence of pollution.