Imagine a world where post-consumer plastic waste did not have to be placed in a landfill or incinerated. Imagine if all the negative environmental impacts associated with landfilling and incineration, such as contamination from leaching, ingestion of microplastics, and increased carbon emissions, could be substantially reduced…forever.
Additionally, wouldn’t it be a better planet if the amount of fossil fuels needed to supply the world with plastics were also reduced? This type of future is possible. In fact, we are now in the early days of plastic resin manufacturing technology that will one day take us to a better, cleaner, and healthier future for the environment.