Why recycle plastic?

To continue on the theme of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) – why would a business like Rundle Eco Services Ltd. take the time to recycle plastic when it doesn’t have to?

Because the problem (opportunity) is large.

Canadians throw away over 3 million tonnes of plastic waste every year.

Only ~10% is recycled while the rest ends up in our landfills, waste-to-energy facilities or the environment.

That means ~2,700,000 tonnes of plastic end up buried in the ground, or worse, threatening the health of the environment including wildlife, rivers, lakes and oceans.

However, this creates opportunity for industry.

Those able to solve the problem of plastic waste will be rewarded in the marketplace as consumers & investors award companies supporting the environment.

Check out the article below to learn more: https://hbr.org/2019/05/the-investor-revolution

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