Tag Archives: Plastic Scrap

Confronting “the Plastics Paradox” as it Emerges

Plastics recycling is often lauded as a progressive step towards helping the environment. But there are underlying issues with plastics production, use, and recycling that are creating what is often referred to as “the Plastics Paradox.” (more…)
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Low-Grade Plastic Scrap: Seeking Alternatives After China Cuts Imports

Without China, the US and other countries, including Australia, that heavily rely on exporting recyclables, specifically low-grade plastic scrap, to manage an ever-growing waste stream will have to turn to alternative markets, such as Southeast Asia, India, Latin America, and the Middle East.   However, these markets will never fully replace China’s level of consumption:…
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