Feature article

Post-industrial recycling: growth opportunities

22 May 2024

White acrylic waste from cutting by a laser

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The latest developments in post-industrial recycling (PIR) represent large steps towards a more sustainable and circular approach to plastic waste management. From technological innovations that improve recycling efficiency and make it possible to process a wider range of materials, to collaborative initiatives that foster systemic change, there is growing momentum in the plastic recycling industry’s efforts to maximise the potential of PIR. Allied to this, companies are increasingly investing in infrastructure that facilitates closed-loop systems to reduce their reliance on virgin plastics and minimise waste generation, boosting profits in the process.

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