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90% of Plastic is not Being Recycled

By ABC News

- Published on October 29, 2017 by ABC News - Sydney

ABC Radio with Trish Hyde, Director - Plasticity Sydney, on the opportunities of bringing value added plastic recovery to domestic shores around the world instead of exporting it.

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90% of Plastic is not Being Recycled
Multi-Billion Dollar Opportunity in Plastic Recycling

By San Jose Mercury News

- Published on October 26, 2017 by San Jose Mercury News

A 2016 World Economic Forum report shows that plastic recovered and reused (about 14%) represents 36% of the original value, meaning that plastics in their “afterlife” could be worth US$93bn-140bn.”— Trish Hyde, Director, Plasticity Sydney. Ahead of a visit to Australia for the Plasticity Sydney event, Mr. Douglas Woodring, international sustainability economist and plastic circular economies expert, says both Australia and America’s plastic recycling records are behind global standards, and lag most OECD countries on diversion from landfill.

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Multi-Billion Dollar Opportunity in Plastic Recycling
Vast Opportunities to Circulate Plastic

By Street Insider News

- Published on October 23, 2017 by Street Insider

In the 1960s we embraced plastic, and it became the amazing material that has revolutionized so many aspects of our lives. From its simple origins (replacing elephant’s tusks and tortoise’s shell to make combs) to medical wonders, plastic has become essential and incredibly valuable as a material with traits that so many of our products need. Somewhere in the past 50 years however, while rapidly consuming plastic and enjoying its benefits, we learned to equate plastic’s low dollar cost with dispensability. This low cost for many products, has turned out to be a high cost for the environment and the communities that these products and packaging serve. Creating a perfect world of circulating resources is an enormous challenge, but the benefits of being able to succeed with resource recovery and reuse are both exciting and imperative if our global community is to function with an improving quality of life.

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Vast Opportunities to Circulate Plastic
Plasticity Forum Attracts Expert

By EIN Presswire

- Published on October 13, 2017 by KPTV Fox 12 Oregon

ABC Radio with Wendy Harmer and Jeff Angel on the upcoming Plasticity Sydney event on October 31st, as part of the Beyond Plastic Pollution conference. We hope you can be part of the discussion. www.plasticityforum.com

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Plasticity Forum Attracts Expert
 

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