Does this video show a factory making sugar using thermocol?
Making sugar with thermocol. How to avoid the enemies of humanity?
Generally, the packaging of all kinds of consumer goods is done with thermocol for its safety. Thus all the major cities of the world generate tons of thermocol waste every day. In this case, a video claiming that sugar is being made in a mechanical plant with Thermocol is widely circulated on social media.
The video being circulated shows thermocol being broken into small pieces with the help of a crusher, and finally turning into white granules.
Also the caption of the shared videos read “Making sugar with thermocol”. This video is viral with the same claim since 2021. Some of the posts with such a claim can be seen here and here.
SUGAR manufacturing from THERMOCOL !!!!! Is it possible without the connaivance of authorities and politicians with the criminals and enemies of humanity ?It's a shame to be caught up in something inhuman act that doesn't absolutely make you tremble in anger, sorrow and grief. pic.twitter.com/kQf73ub43d
— Prof. Raj K.Kanwar (@DrRajKanwar1) April 29, 2023
What is the truth?
When reverse-searching the keyframes of the viral video, it is found that the video was published on the YouTube channel ‘Meh Chauhan’ on December 25, 2021. The title of the video is mentioned as “Thermocol recycling plant”. This made it possible to know that this is a video related to a thermocol recycling plant.
With further search, a video posted by Entrepreneur India TV, similar to the video going viral, also explains the process of a thermocol recycling plant.
From how to start a thermocol recycling industry, the machinery required for it, recycling methods, and the profits made in the industry, everything related to it is presented in detail.
Initially, all the thermocol waste is screened and the unwanted materials like paper, tape, stickers etc. are separated from it. Then they are broken into small pieces with the help of a crusher and melted into a liquid state like a thick paste.
After this, these are converted into long fibers and cut into small pieces like glass beads. Now these pellets are filled in bags to make plastic products and sent to the market. All these can be clearly understood through the article published on Karobar Tips website.
Earlier there were posts on selling plastic rice, sugar and eggs in India. It is noteworthy that Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs C.R. Chaudhary objected to this in the parliamentary meeting held on January 9, 2018, and informed that no cases have been registered in this regard so far.
This article is originally published in Tamil by Youturn on 9, May 2023.
It is found that the video circulating on social media claiming that sugar is made using thermocol is false. It can be seen that these are mechanical plants that recycle thermocol and make plastic pellets and not mechanical plants that make sugar.