Sure I think 3yrs back the Chinese government banned the import and stopped buying all of America's recycled plastics.
What most people don't realize is that most of your municipal recycling plastic was all being sold to China where they would process/reuse it. The Chinese were paying such high prices for the materials and had so much empty return container space on the ships that a domestic industry never really took off or was able to process it.
Now with China out of the picture a lot of that stuff has nowhere to go and is going to landfills from what the various videos I have seen on YouTube.
I think there has to be a large opportunity for someone to repurpose recycled plastic into new product. I gather it's really far too much effort to turn that old Ketchup bottle into a new one so you need a lower grade non food product to create with all that scrap.
Years back I saw plastic railroad ties the things seem to be a great market for all that plastic waste. They never rot and last forever and the railroads are willing to pay a premium for them over wood due to their longevity.
Now if only I had a few million dollars in startup capital and knew what it takes to take municipal scrap plastics and turn them into new products.
Does this qualify for the type of opportunity you're looking for?
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That's exactly the point of this open source project-
A Big Bang for Plastic Recycling