Plastics: Reduce Reuse Recycle – Tools for Managing Plastic Waste

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  • October 13, 2018
    1:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Living Web Farms biochar crew has been exploring the world of recycling plastics – One that’s full of nuance: from detailed technical expertise to an understanding of global trade and the habits of individual consumers . Plastics are everywhere and seemingly impossible to avoid.

We’ll explore downsides of our cheap plastics-based economy, while acknowledging the benefits of plastics as appropriate materials in certain applications. While some plastics are food safe, corrosion resistant, tough, affordable and easily repurposed, others are inherently toxic and can never be properly recycled.

Globally, only 7% of plastics are recycled. Recycling systems sometimes rely on complex global trade, and international shipping solely for processing prior to reuse. The LWF biochar crew will demo their small scale recycling equipment – based off the designs from European maker-pioneers Precious Plastic – built with the intent of turning valuable plastic waste into useful products for the local economy.



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