Circular Products: What Are They and Do They Really Exist?

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As a company specializing in industrial plastic recycling, we have a vested interest in the circular economy. The circular economy is of course, fueled by circular products. At least that is the underlying thought. What you might not know is that the circular economy principle is not as black-and-white as it might seem. This is…

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Why Plastic Is Easier to Recycle than Carbon Fiber

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Carbon fiber is a manufacturing material being used more frequently to make consumer products. Once the domain of the aerospace industry, carbon fiber is attractive to product designers wanting something new. Still, some manufacturers rely on more traditional plastics when their products do not need the structural integrity that carbon fiber affords. Among the reasons…

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Don’t Let Your Scrap Plastic End Up Like Curbside Recyclables

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Wouldn’t it be interesting if scrap commercial plastic were recycled just like the glass bottles and plastic food containers you put to the curb? Actually, it wouldn’t. Curbside recycling programs are so notoriously bad that attempting to deal with commercial plastic the same way would be a disaster. Thank goodness there are better ways to…

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The Fine Lines Between Recycling, Reusing, and Repurposing

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We market what we do as industrial plastic recycling. We purchase commercial plastic waste that we can transform into regrind material. We then sell that regrind to manufacturers. We have no problem labeling our activities as recycling. But you could call what we do reusing or repurposing. That’s because, in our case, the lines between…

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