By The Economist
- Published on April 24, 2015 by The Economist
All waste has value, and if separated the right way, the value from each waste stream can be a big resource for communities. Many communities do not have the systems, infrastructure or technology (low or high tech) to capture this value, and this is the big challenge and opportunity within the world of waste recovery and recycling, with plastic being one of the key linchpins in this issue. If we can solve the plastic component of turning waste to resource, the other materials are relatively easy to work with. It is true that there is space for incineration IF done the right way as a last result, but it should not the first option in turning waste to a valuable asset.
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