We use plastic in every aspect of our daily lives. It’s in our cars, our homes, the electronic devices we use, it keeps our food fresh, and it even keeps us safe. But plastic also uses up valuable, finite natural resources to make.
In a linear economy, natural resources are turned into products, used, and ultimately end up in a landfill.
It’s the common way of doing things.
But plastics should never land up as litter. They are a valuable and functional resource that needs to be reused to reduce the strain on our natural resources.
In contrast to the ‘take, make, waste’ of a linear system, a circular economy minimises the use of natural resources - and as a consequence, also carbon emissions and waste - because products are recycled to be used again in the manufacturing process to make new plastic products or the same products as before.
Through technology and innovation, the Reproplast Collective Extended Producer Responsibility Scheme is leading the move to a circular economy by collecting and recycling post-consumer polyolefin plastic waste for re-use in the manufacturing process.
So, how can you, as a consumer, make a positive impact? Through recycling your used plastic containers. It’s the simple answer for a more sustainable future because recycling helps to eliminate waste and pollution and regenerates our dwindling resources.
To find out more about what the Reproplast Collective EPR Scheme is doing to minimise polyolefin post-consumer waste in our environment, visit our website.
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