Rice is the second most cultivated cereal in the world and the planet dedicates 162.2 million hectares to its cultivation.
It is a base food in many culinary cultures such as the Chinese, Indian or Nigerian.
The cereal we eat is shell-free (which is only 20% of its weight), which makes us face one of the largest agro-industrial by-products in the world.
800 million tons of rice are consumed annually, leaving 160.000.000.000 kilos of residual husk, impossible to digest by humans.
This agro-industrial by-product, which is composed of 15% silica and 85% organic material, ends up being a waste if it is not processed to create recycled material. The gases that are generated during this burning process are highly polluting and harmful.
Oryzite converts this natural by-product into raw material thus contributing to the reduction of plastic consumption.
Every year the oceans of our planet are filled with between 5 and 13 million tons of plastic waste generated by the human action. This involves a damage to the environment of such magnitude that it makes us all have a duty to start the path towards sustainability in a joint and committed way.
If each waste accumulated unnecessarily can be recycled, the resources that are used to process new raw materials could be reduced. This would have a positive impact on the conservation of natural resources and would mean considerable savings in the energy and water required to obtain, transport and process these resources.
The European Union is betting on promoting the creation of durable plastic materials that can be reused and that allow a very high-quality recycling process.
Its goal is that by the year 2020, all plastic containers that exist in the European market are reusable or recyclable in a cost-effective way.
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