Who are the humans that are managing our waste? The informal waste economy is an often overlooked part of our global plastic supply chain. But they play an essential role but ensuring that plastics are collected and reused before they enter waste streams.
What does it take to build global projects through partnerships with investors, businesses and nonprofits? This panel will highlight the challenges and opportunities for the GreenBiz community to engage in the fight against plastic pollution and further the circular economy.
Today we live in a world that creates more waste than it does reduce, reuse, or recycle. Designers in all disciplines are trying to address this through the exploration of new materials and production processes, creating a new design language and landscape that moves beyond industry or craft.
Advanced recycling methods have the potential to vastly increase the amount of plastic that gets recycled into feedstock and new products. For these innovations to work at the scale needed to address global plastic pollution, however, processes and infrastructure must be in place across the entire life cycle of plastics disposal and product production.