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…Read More
Pre-Consumer vs Post-Industrial Plastic Waste: Are They the Same Thing?
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
Post-industrial Plastic: What Is It and Why Does Seraphim Care?
Here on our website, we discuss the different types of plastics we purchase. We sometimes refer to those plastics as ‘post-industrial’. The term may not mean much to individuals and organizations that are not involved in the recycling game. To us, it means a lot. Post-industrial plastic is part of a much broader category of…Read More