Plastics Recycling in the US: Quality, Availability and Future Prospects
Wednesday, March 23rd / 11am ET
Webinar by Material ConneXion
While the widely recognized recycling icon ♻ is found on everything - quarts of motor oil to colorful children's toys, and drink bottles to single use utensils - it's become almost invisible. Depending on where we live, we might put items in a blue bin for collection, take them to a local recycling center, or toss them in the trash.
Data from the American Chemistry Council, the National Association for PET Container Resources, and the Association of Plastic Recyclers show a meager 8.7% recycling rate in 2018*, which means after decades of use, those familiar little arrows aren't accomplishing much. What does that mean for us as producers and consumers, and how can we ensure the number grows?
Join Dr. Andrew Dent in conversation with John Standish, Technical Director at The Association of Plastic Recyclers, for a conversation about the state of plastics recycling. Learn more about recycling processes, the challenges with widespread adoption, and how we might design for a more effective recycling stream.
* Source: EPA