The survey of 5,500 adult consumers across four markets — Mexico, Spain, the United Kingdom, and United States — found that 91% of consumers believe that recycling plastic is beneficial yet 69% said they weren’t recycling enough.
The European Academies Science Advisory Council concluded that “fundamental and systemic reforms are required along the whole value chain.” It also called for an end to the misleading promotion of bio-based alternatives.
Phosphorus is a key raw material for flame retardants. Recophos Project technology (Recovery of Phosphorus) will open a new route to produce elemental phosphorus with the purest quality, out of secondary “waste” raw materials.
Making new products out of plastic waste isn’t a new idea, but the First Mile business model takes a novel approach to collecting and recycling plastic waste into new products for major OEMs such as HP, Puma, and Converse.