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Plasticity Sydney

By Plasticity Sydney

- Published on October 27, 2017 by 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. In the Australian context, he believes that this creates an opportunity for Australia to dominate the new $100Bn global plastic circular economy in Asia Pacific, if it acts now. In the case of the U.S., its role as a technology leader and solutions provider to the world is also significant, especially if China’s blockade of waste imports finally drives the domestic industry needed to scale the opportunities to process the 91% of plastic that is not recycled today on US soil. The value of plastic packaging alone, which makes its way to landfills in the U.S., is over US$8bn, according to As You Sow.

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Plasticity Sydney
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
Plasticity Returns to the U.S.

By Plasticity Forum

- Published on March 23, 2017 by CSR Newswire

“Plasticity is an essential forum convening a solutions-oriented conversation among leaders from business, NGOs, government, and academia who are driven to solve one of the greatest challenges and opportunities of our time — how to productively use vital materials to enrich economic opportunities while eliminating these same materials as waste harming the natural environment. Plasticity is vital to connect the dots and advance strategic partnerships to deliver economic value and environmental and social benefit. This is the mission of my own organization and Plasticity has been a vital asset to our work.” — Steve Rochlin, co-CEO and co-Founder of IO Sustainability.

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Plasticity Returns to the U.S.
Plasticity Dallas and California

By Plasticity Forum

- Published on March 8, 2017 by Plasticity Forum

The event – a “big conversation on the future of plastic” – discusses where opportunities can be created related to recycled content, resource recovery, circular design, job creation and waste reduction. Join industry leaders and policy makers as they discuss how best to advance the circular economy. The theme in Dallas is “Innovating for Scale, Recovery & Reuse,” while the theme for Anaheim is “Technology, Design & Knowledge – Driving Plastic Sustainability.”

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Plasticity Dallas and California
 

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