With only 9% of the world’s plastics getting recycled and global plastics demand forecasted to triple by 2050, we’re in desperate need for tangible, investable solutions to avert a crisis. The good news: solutions already exist.
Start-ups from across the globe showcased their recovery technologies for a fast-growing category of hard-to-recycle flexible plastic packaging, and one winner was selected to join a mentorship program with the Sustainable Packaging Coalition & Closed Loop Partners.
It’s Earth Day 2019 and it’s time to celebrate one of our best traditions: recycling. There’s a lot happening in our industry today: from new robots that sort recyclables to technologies transforming recycled plastics into valuable commodities. Other big themes to celebrate: opportunity and profit.