Industrial Plastic in a Linear vs. Circular Economy

Industrial Plastic in a Linear vs Circular Economy

Industrial plastic recycling is often discussed in relation to the circular economy. As the thinking goes, any genuine effort to make the circular economy mainstream requires a robust effort to reduce waste. Therefore, recycling industrial plastic scrap adds to the circular economy by keeping said plastic out of landfills and incinerators.   Where a circular…

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Pre-Consumer vs Post-Industrial Plastic Waste: Are They the Same Thing?

Pre Consumer vs Post Industrial Plastic Waste

Operators in the recycling industry use a variety of terms to classify different types of plastics. For example, we might talk about pre-consumer and post-industrial waste as a means of distinguishing between two types of plastic waste. Outside of our industry, these two classification terms are often used interchangeably despite being distinctly different.   In…

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5 Things You Should Know About the Zero Waste Concept

The Zero Waste movement began almost a decade ago as a way of addressing environmental and climate concerns by reducing the amount of waste we produce. In the years since, the movement has become tightly integrated with sustainability, environmental protection, and so on. Unfortunately, Zero Waste is like so many other movements in that it…

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Will Science Ever Produce a ‘Plastic-Eating’ Bacteria?

We consider it part of our mission to stay abreast of what is happening in the recycling world with regards to scientific study. Recently, we have been quite interested in a number of research projects designed to create bacteria capable of breaking down plastic’s components. We find ourselves wondering if science will ever create the…

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