Where do these old platic chairs and tables go?We have been using a number of plastic chairs and even small tables for our needs. These are flexible and are branded too. However, these also have a life and repeated use does render them unfit for use. Our servant maid would; patiently stock all such articles that we would discard in one corner of our garden; the guy who comes along every alternate day would happily take the old chair and give her possible a kg of potato. Curious to know what the guy would do would with the plastic bottles or the chairs and tables, he simply said, "I will give it for scrap".
He really does not know where such scrap goes. What really happens? Are such plastics melted and then reused? Is there technology to melt them without any harm to the environment?
We never use plastic bags but plastic chairs and tables are still used by millions. Members who have some knowledge of the technology involved may kindly enlighten me and all others. Ultimately, if there is no harm to mother nature, everything is fine.