Plastic Opportunities for Change
Published on 15 April 2017
Creating a perfect world of circulating resources is an enormous challenge, but the benefits of being able to succeed with resource recovery and reuse are both exciting and imperative if our global community is to function with an improving quality of life. When evaluating our main waste streams and material categories, we know that virtually everything has value and can be harnessed for circulation if the processes and infrastructure is available to do so. This includes solutions for paper, metal, glass and organic material. Plastic, however, poses a separate, large-scale challenge for us all, which is only now becoming apparent, and an environmental hazard along the way.