Hard-to-Recycle Waste – What do you have? What are you looking for?

In this post:
Climate News,
Doing it now!  >>>>>Terracycle
Loop ,
A range of Collection/Recycling methods,
We profit from recycling what most consider to be “hard-to-recycle waste”

Climate News
From:  BBC   …………….. 18 Dec. 2018
What Plastic can you Recycle?..and what can’t you?
The BBC, gives the details about the different plastics and which can 
be recycled and which not. (Once you know what plastic to use, start a business.)

History

TerraCycle was founded in 2001 by Tom Szaky, then a student at Princeton University, on a mission towards Eliminating the Idea of Waste®. From these humble beginnings TerraCycle has grown into the global leader in collecting and repurposing hard-to-recycle waste: operating in over 20 countries, engaging over 80 million people, and recycling billions of pieces of waste through various innovative platforms.


Doing it now!  >>>>>Terracycle

hard-to-recycle waste

and NOW
a new/old idea for closing-the-consumer-loop

2:59 min A very efficient description of how things are changing

LoopTM

“Here’s the way to think about Loop: It’s sort of like the modem version of the milkman (a delivery man dropping off your milk bottle at your door and then taking it back and sterilizing it and using it again). We say, if Amazon and the milkman had a baby, they would call it Loop TM. With the milkman, it was just milk and maybe one or two other products. In Loop, we’re starting with 1,000 products, including everything from baby clothes to shampoo, to ice cream, to orange juice, to cereal, to razor blades, to diapers and feminine care. Anything you could buy at a bodega, or a small market.
From there, we plan to scale it quite aggressively and add many, many more products. Even things like, instead of foodservice disposables, durable versions. … Then you will have one system where you return all the items. You will not have to worry about giving your milk bottle to the milkman and your soda bottle to a different system.” says TerraCycle CEO Tom Szaky.

How Loop works:

  • SHOP: Consumers will go to the Loop websites, www.loopstore.com, www.maboutiqueloop.fr or Loop partner retailer’s websites and shop for trusted brands now redesigned to be packaging waste-free.
  • RECEIVE: Consumers receive their durable products in Loop’s exclusively designed state-of-the-art shipping tote that eliminates the need for single-use shipping materials like cardboard boxes.
  • ENJOY: Consumers experience elegance and convenience all while eliminating the idea of throw-away packaging waste.
  • WE PICK-UP: There is no need to clean and dispose of the package; as consumers finish their products, they place the empty package into one of their Loop Totes. Loop will pick-up directly from their home.
  • WE CLEAN: Loop’s team of scientists has developed custom cleaning technologies so that each product may be safely reused.
  • WE REFILL, RECYCLE OR REUSE: Loop promptly replenishes products as needed and returns the refilled shipping totes to the consumer. If there is recoverable used product such as diapers, pads, razors or brush parts, they will be recovered to be reused or recycled.

The idea for Loop……….

………. was founded at the World Economic Forum by TerraCycle and consumer product companies Procter & Gamble, Nestle, PepsiCo, Unilever, Mars Petcare, The Clorox Company, The Body Shop, Coca-Cola European Partners, Mondelēz International, Danone, Jacobs Douwe Egberts, Lesieur, BIC, Beiersdorf, RB, People Against Dirty, Nature’s Path, Thousand Fell, Greenhouse, Grilliance, Burlap & Barrel Single Origin Spices, Reinberger Nut Butter, CoZie and Preserve. Additional partners are leading food retailer Carrefour as the founding retailer. The first to believe in Loop’s model, with leading UK retailer Tesco will pilot Loop in the UK, later in the year. The primary logistics and transportation company UPS and sustainable resource management company Suez have also joined the project.
The aim was to offer a zero-waste option for the world’s most popular consumer products. We plan to maintain affordability, improve convenience and the return of used disposable or durable items to a circular life cycle either through reuse or recycling. 

CONTACT: Lauren Taylor, TerraCycle, 609.656.5100 ext. 3705 [email protected]

What is new about this idea is that it includes so many products all together, not just the delivery of one. Such delivery has and is being used in many parts of the world, but not for so much. The exiting delivery businesses, usually work on a neighborhood / small community scale. It might just be, that to make Loop TM work, will require that a whole world of small franchises will make the best use of this idea.
The other part of this idea, is that the container (like the milk bottle) is owned by the company, not the consumer, as it is when they buy a container of milk in a grocery store today. It is like the Circular Economy idea, suggested in the CE video, that the consumer is renting the container.


A range of
Collection/Recycling methods for hard-to-recycle waste

a global leader in how to use hard-to-recycle waste.

????  Is there a material of some kind that you need in quantity?  Could be that TerraCycle can find it for you?  ????

2:25 min

“At TerraCycle we’ve cracked the code.   We profit from recycling what most consider to be “unrecyclable.”  Today, NOT in the future, pretty much everything we once considered non-recyclable waste can be collected and transformed into raw materials for the creation of new products.”  – waste to resources

Give us a challenge!

Because of TerraCycle’s wide range of programs, they make it as easy as they can to contact them.  Their Customer Support representatives are based at TerraCycle‘s headquarters.

Keep an Open Mind.  Ask all your questions.  With their variety of recycling platforms, they could help you find a solution for maybe all of your waste.

TerraCycle is Eliminating the Idea of Waste® by recycling the “non-recyclable.” So, we partner with individual collectors such as yourself, as well as major consumer product companies, retailers, manufacturers, municipalities, and small businesses across 20 different countries. With your help, we are able to keep millions of pounds of waste out of landfills and incinerators each month.

TerraCycle wants to partner with manufacturing facilities around the world to solve the problems of difficult-to-recycle waste.

1:42 min TerraCycle Cigarette Waste method

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