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Weaving a solution from waste plastic

Weaving a solution from waste plastic | Waste | Scoop.it

A great story about my very favourite waste management company, Recology. Recology is based in San Francisco, and is working with the City of San Francisco to make San Francisco the first zero-waste city in the US.

 

It is obviously working. San Francisco is currently keeping 80% of its waste from landfill through a mix of recycling plants, composting and waste education.

 

Says the president and CEO Michael Sangiacomo "In the waste industry, the big money has been made putting solid waste in landfills. To me, that's not waste management: It's just putting waste in a hole in the ground and hoping nothing goes wrong. If you can put waste back into commerce, that's much smarter"


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Accessories Made out of Garbage

Accessories Made out of Garbage | Waste | Scoop.it

Coca-Cola and will.i.am have partnered up to create EKOCYCLE, an initiative that helps market gadgets, clothing and other products which use up to 100% plastic and aluminum waste as source material.

 

I must confess some ambivalence here, because Coca-Cola has been particularly destructive when it comes to Container Deposit Schemes in Australia.

 

Notwithstanding this, the initiative is interesting in its attempts to create high value markets for plastic and aluminium waste.

 

Relevant site:

EKOCYCLE: https://www.facebook.com/EKOCYCLE


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