The circular economy as a solution to plastic waste

… making versatile products.

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Some two years ago, National Geographic published this excellent piece as part of their ‘Planet or Plastic’ series:

We Depend on Plastic. Now We’re Drowning in It.

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Since then, there have been all sorts of initiatives to address the many issues around plastic:

The impact of glass/plastic/aluminium drinks bottles and cans – Vision Group for Sidmouth

Turning plastic into housing – Vision Group for Sidmouth

Infinitely recyclable plastic – Vision Group for Sidmouth

Turning plastic rubbish at sea into products – Vision Group for Sidmouth

Plastic-free projects on their way – Vision Group for Sidmouth

Broad reaching and bold thinking to deal with plastic waste – Vision Group for Sidmouth

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Including in these parts:

Refill your plastic water bottle! – Vision Group for Sidmouth

Fillfull: plastic-free shopping in Sidmouth – Vision Group for Sidmouth

Plastic-free milk-vending machine comes to Otterton – Vision Group for Sidmouth

Plastic-free shop opening in Sidmouth – Vision Group for Sidmouth

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One company doing great things in India, has come up with a project to turn plastic into housing, school desks and public loos:

Can Plastic Be Used To Make Houses?

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And their biggest seller is plastic sheeting which has all sorts of applications:

Residential Furniture – Eco Friendly Plastic Sheets – Ricron

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Fundamentally, though, the company sees itself as promoting the circular economy as a ‘solution’:

Home – Ricron Pallets

   
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