The problem with recycling plastic lies not with the concept or process but with the material itself. Another issue is that the reprocessing of plastic waste. Plastic recycling is simply not economical. Recycled plastic costs more than new plastic because collecting, sorting, transporting, and reprocessing plastic waste is exorbitantly expensive.
Consumers can put pressure on companies to stop filling store shelves with single-use plastics by not buying them and instead choosing reusables and products in better packaging. And we should all keep recycling our paper, boxes, cans, and glass, because that actually works.
Molded pulp is a great eco-friendly solution with impactful benefits to the environment since it is produced from recycled materials and can be recycled again after its useful life-cycle ends. Read full story HERE.