Much ado about plastic
As populations grow, plastic piles up. Roughly 85 percent of the plastic used in products and packaging is not recycled. As much as this is a problem of increasingly critical dimensions, this is also a large, global opportunity. Estimates are that in the United States alone, over USD8 billion per year is “left on the table” from packaging waste that is not recycled. In the run up to the Plasticity Forum 2013 CleanBiz.Asia executive editor Fergus O’Rorke talked to Doug Woodring, the forum’s founder, about plastic problems and solutions.