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The Dirty Side to Recycling Plastics

by mdsassociates
Thu, Feb 27th 2020 08:00 am

Bales of Plastics Deemed Non-Recyclable

 
Unfortunately, many people don't realize there’s a very dirty side to recycling plastics. We might have a better chance at curing cancers before we figure out what to do with all the plastics that ironically was invented, developed and manufactured by mankind.
 
Recycling is a system dictated by market demand, price determinations, local regulations, the success of which is contingent upon everyone, from the trash-thrower, to the waste collector, to the recycling factory worker. Depending on how we use our products and in what shape we throw them away, determines their value and quality post-use.
 
Without a market demand, recyclables are virtually useless; placing them in the recycling bin won’t make a difference if one can’t make money off of them. If the demand isn’t there, or the quality of the materials post-use is incurably dirty or damaged, a recyclable with food residues on (or in) it that’s disposed into a public trash/recycling bin CANNOT, WILL NOT be recycled.
 
With million tons of plastic entering our landfills and waterways each year, converting to sustainable options will help preserve our planet and reduce waste. When it comes to your customers, a green initiative is an easy way to make a lasting impression and build your brand. Let's eradicate plastics forever....
 

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