Recycling coastline plastic into premium single-use packaging – Modern Materials Handling

, Recycling coastline plastic into premium single-use packaging – Modern Materials Handling, TheCircularEconomy.com

Sometimes exact number is not as important as relative size. Consider the amount of plastic that finds its way into oceans and other waterways every year. The generally accepted range is 8 to 12 million metric tons annually. Quite a range, but, importantly, a lot more than any of us can visually imagine. Experts estimate that 60% to 90% of all ocean debris is single-use plastic.  The problem is larger than that. There’s the matter of plastic waste that is still on land, but on its way to the water. Known as coastline waste in polite circles, it’s what we all find during a walk along the beach.

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