A leading plastics recycler, Envision Plastics Industries LLC in Reidsville, N.C., started a new blog yesterday that looks promising. The company, which has long stressed that North American recyclers need more material, said the blog will address three key areas for plastics recyclers:
- Educate on current issues in post-consumer recycling (PCR)
- Provide clarification or additional information on issues related to PCR that may not have been presented accurately or been told the complete story by parties with vested interests
- Introduce and elaborate on benefits of using PCR
In simple terms, the disposal bans are precisely and primarily intended to divert highly marketable recyclable materials away from the waste stream and into the stream of commerce. We have some early indications that the legislation is having that effect and will have extensive data from local governments by late fall that indicate the actual situation.The next blog post topic: "California's Plastic Bag Ban Legislation - What are the impacts so far?" Stay tuned, and welcome to blogland.