By Plastic Disclosure Project

- Published on December 17, 2017 by Plastic Disclosure Project

Ocean Recovery Alliance/Plastic Disclosure Project founder, Douglas Woodring talks about polystyrene recycling in Hong Kong.

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By International Business Times

- Published on October 30, 2017 by International Business Times

In their quest to lead with solutions, Starboard has joined Ocean Recovery Alliance and their Plastic Disclosure Project (PDP), which helps Starboard to understand its complete plastic use and waste footprint within the communities it serves. Starboard exports its products to over 70 countries, and has now calculated its use of plastics of every variety in boards, accessories, apparel, packaging, and operations for both 2017 and 2018. The methodology of the PDP allows a company to understand and quantify areas where recycled content, increased material recovery, or use of eco-innovation changes can be made in product lines for so that its plastic footprint can be reduced within its operations. Over the past 12 months, Starboard has already replaced over 21.2 % of virgin plastic which would have been used, in favor of recycled plastic, and also reduced overall plastic consumption by 6.5% by using more bio materials.

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By Plasticity Sydney

- Published on October 27, 2017 by Plasticity Sydney

In Australia, only 15% of plastics thrown away are recovered, and only half of that is reused in Australia (with the remainder mainly being previously exported to China). Australia is not alone in the struggle to effectively recover plastics, as most countries face similar issues. Mr. Woodring, however, believes that Australia is uniquely positioned to play a leadership role in the region, and to exploit business opportunities locally and elsewhere globally. Australia already has successful innovators in this area and is seeing a growing interest in impact investment, governments actively supporting initiatives and Australian’s strongly committed to recycling. What remains is for Australia to capitalize on the new market opportunity before it is too late, and the same could be said for the U.S. and their potential engagement in this global challenge of resource recovery from plastic waste.

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