Executives from large resin makers say circular economy principles are key to their companies’ long-term viability. Putting such a strategy into action will be no easy task, however.
Envision Plastics has had success integrating marine plastics into the supply chain. But if more brand owners don’t step up to purchase the material, the whole effort may have to scale back, an executive at the reclaimer said.
Spanish fishermen have pulled a sample of nearly 1,800 pounds of marine litter from the ocean. Now, researchers are working to see what kinds of products the recovered material could be recycled into.