Technology enables effective recycling
Global Plastic Demand: 35.6 M TONS/YR
Recycling Rate: 8.7%
In the early 2000s, recycling challenges arise. China stopped accepting mixed plastics for disposal, resins are combined, and only limited markets exist for grey and black resin. Single-stream recycling was put in place to help make life easier for the consumer, but contamination remains an issue. Demand for recycling solutions continued, but limited dollars are available to solve the challenges.