Surely by now, no one needs reminding on just how contentious the use of plastic materials in general has become over the last few decades. In the current environment, more than enough awareness has been created on just how damaging wasted plastics are to the earth’s environment and its living sources, both flora and fauna. But there are numerous cases where the use of plastic is just so necessary.
It can make common sense, so no heads need to spin. But where plastic is being wasted, perhaps heads need to roll, particularly amongst the stakeholders of the world who already have the power and resources to make an immediate but positive impact. The general use of plastic blades seems to be a perfectly good example to follow through on. Let’s endeavor to break this example down into a couple of byte-sized chunks.
Let’s begin then with an age-old philosophical undertaking. For many years now it has been said. Tools are great to have essentials. But they are essentially only as good as its users. The use of doctor blades is applied to the highly and heavily industrialized trade of printing works. It is one of the key components of the printing press. Properly sanitized and well-maintained plastic blades serve its useful purposes within both the food producing and health services industries.
There is one very important element on its essential use well worth noting. When plastic blades are being used in any industry you choose to pick out, safety is being promoted. Accidental contact with a rotating blade, even in the domestic context, will be far less damaging than in the case where steel or metal blades are being used. But the safety aspect gets completely lost when the apparatus in question is not being used sustainably.