Close the Loop CompanyA Pennsylvania Benefit CorporationBe part of the solutionPROP Presentation
Plastic Waste:How can you make something disposable that’s indestructible?
• The canary in the coal mine is now the Albatross & fish ~ we need to stoppolluting land/ocean and responsibly handle our waste…• Death by plastic: Albatross Fish also ingestcarcasses reveal a deadly diet. plastic…
We can’t get out of low gear with recycling plastics…
Plastic Recycling in the USA 2008Source: 2008 United States National Post-Consumer PlasticsBottle Recycling Report
At the height of the waste tire problem in the US, in1990, there were 1 Billion waste tires in stockpilesacross our country, and the number has beensteadily decreasing, thanks in part to the RCCScrap tire workgroup.
RCC Scrap Tire Workgroup consisted of 80 individuals from Federal, State, Industry,& Academia whose goal was to prevent pollution, promote reuse & recycling, conserveenergy & materials.
We have a 2x larger problemwith plastics, you just don’tsee it, as you did with tirepiles.
• Manufacturing jobs have droppedto their lowest level since 1941,below 9% of workforce for the firsttime.• We believe we need to get back tomanufacturing in the USA, andsupport these manufacturers bypurchasing and using their recycledproducts.
A “perfect marriage” betweenmunicipal county MRF andlocal manufacturer.
Recycled plastics can be turned into Plastic WoodFencing, compost bins, raised gardens, furniture, etc.
Impacts of BuyingUS Made Recycled Products Investing in American made products creates jobs Sets a good example & helps our economy Long-term economic and environmental benefits.What better raw material to use than our wastematerials transformed into a valuable resource ~ innature there is no waste.